CANTON: Governor's office to give $10M to charter schools hit by ruling | Politics
ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Thursday they were going to give about $10 million to a number of schools affected by the state Supreme Court's ruling on charter schools in May.
The monies will make up the difference in funding lost when the charter schools were denied by their local school systems. The money is slated to go to eight charter schools that were in danger of closing behind the court ruling.
The state's highest court ruled in May that the commission that created the schools was not constitutional.
Emergency funding from the state was put in place. However, they needed additional funding to replace local dollars for which they no longer qualified.
The additional funding will allow the schools to remain open for the upcoming school year.
The schools that will receive the funding include:
- Atlanta Heights Charter in Atlanta
- Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology in Statesboro
- Cherokee Charter Academy in Canton
- Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia
- Fulton Leadership Academy in south Fulton County
- Heritage Preparatory Academy in Atlanta
- Pataula Charter Academy in Edison
- Odyssey Charter School in Newnan