Charter School transfers

Assuming the charter school amendment will stand, either through court approval or through another referendum, I think it is important that our local school board and administration make it clear that rules for transferring apply equally to state charter and county school students. Once a student’s parents opts out of the county school system in favor of a state-supported charter school, that school should be considered his or her school of record just like a student assigned to a county school. Both are funded by taxpayers. It is my understanding that other than by moving, a county school student can only transfer from one school to another if his or her assigned school falls short of state and national standards and if there is an opening at the school to which he or she wishes to transfer. The same rules for county school students who are suspended or expelled should apply to the state supported charter schools. Our county school system should not be allowed to be a dumping ground for undesirable charter school students. A charter school student should not be given priority over a county school student who wishes to transfer.
Dennis Thompson, Newnan

More Opinion

Georgia Says

Savannah Morning News on getting tired truckers off the road: Investigators with the Georgia State Patrol have yet to file charges in conne ... Read More


Can we have our hospital now?

Reading Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer’s ruling Wednesday against the Georgia Department of Community Health is the legal equivalen ... Read More


There’s no need

(Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written before news broke that Judge Emory Palmer had ruled in favor of a Certificate of N ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RAVE: It’s official. The ribbon cutting (actually four such ceremonies in ... Read More


Kick it, ladies. It’s your time (again)

Two years ago, Hannah Murray, then co-captain of the Northgate Lady Vikings soccer team, sent a note to her teammates prior to the Final Fou ... Read More

Go West

There is an almost sure-fire recipe for disaster. One improper measurement, leaving out a single ingredient, and it's Lucille Ball in the ki ... Read More