A charter system is a local school system that is operating under the terms of a contract between the
local Board of Education and the State Board of Education as provided by the Charter Systems Act. A
Charter System provides the opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents, and school boards to
have greater flexibility to determine the educational needs of students within their district and requires
a certain degree of school level governance in the system. To become a charter system, the local school
system must submit a charter school petition to the Department of Education after such petition has
been approved by the local board. As a charter system all schools within the system are charter schools.
Therefore, the following questions that discuss a single charter school will apply to all schools in a
AES Governance Team Members:
Vice-Chairman: Julia Hodges
Business and Community Representatives: Eugene Brewer and Bel Outwater
AES Governance Team Meeting Dates:
Meetings are open to the public and begin at 9:00 A.M.
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