Thursday, May 10, 2012
School announces plans for 2012-2013 just hours after final rejection of its appeal to become a state charter special school.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fulton Science Academy Middle School announced this evening that it has a plan to open as a private school in August. Earlier today, the state Board of Education denied the school's application to become a state charter special school. “This is [the] best way for our school doors to remain open for our students, families, teachers, and staff,” said Ayhan Korucu, FSA Governing Board President, in a statement. “We believe our plan to become a private school is achievable for the 2012-2013 school year; however, we know that sadly some of our student body will be unable to attend our school due to the financial implications of this plan." "We intend to use donations and grant funding to provide scholarships to help off-set tuition costs for …
The North Fulton resident asks taxpayers to vote for local school board members who are pro-taxpayer and pro-educational freedom.
In a stunning show of power the State Charter Board using a little known and surprising procedural maneuver moved up the vote on FSA Middle School from June 14th to today. State School Board members stated that if FSA Middle School were granted a charter it would set a negative precedent for the education system and therefore it is believed that they will likely vote to deny a charter to FSA Middle School tomorrow. This was clearly a win for State and local educational bureaucrats who wish to deny parents of Georgia Educational freedom. It was clearly a show of power that while the Governor and Elected officials may support educational freedom --- the education system does not. It shows the contempt that entrenched educational …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Legislators from Alpharetta and Roswell promise legislation dealing with charter renewals after Fulton Science Academy Middle School's application was voted down.
Reps. Chuck Martin and Harry Geisinger, plus Sen. John Albers, took part in a press conference at Fulton Science Academy Middle School on Dec. 22, two days after the school's charter renewal was denied. The lawmakers said the Fulton County School Board needs to do the right thing. They proposed legislation that would require school boards to justify why a school's charter renewal shouldn't be automatic if it was meeting its financial and performance requirements. A few hours after the press conference, the school system dismissed the suggestion that the case be revisited immediately, and said the charter school's latest application revision would be heard in the next cycle. That heads the school toward closing next year.
Monday, December 19, 2011
At a key Dec. 20 vote, Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa is urging the Board of Education to vote down Fulton Science Academy Middle School's charter to operate for eight more years.
At a key Dec. 20 vote, Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa is urging the Board of Education to vote down Fulton Science Academy Middle School's request to operate for eight more years in Alpharetta. "It has never been my intention to close the school," Avossa said at a press briefing a day before the BOE vote. But he argued that an eight-year extension is inappropriate for financial reasons, and insisted on a three-year extension. Yet a three-year extension is not one of the BOE's options in the vote scheduled for Tuesday. The charter school insists on eight years, and that's what their application says. So the BOE must either discard Avossa's advice and charter for eight years, or kill it altogether and wait for a new …