School Governance


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.



HMMS Governance Team Members:



Brandi Sikes



Dr. James B. Bowen, Jr. Principal



Adrienne Wages

*Brandi Sikes as Chair


Community Members

Robert McCain

Ted Pender



Leigh Blackburn

Laura Minish


HMMS Governance Meetings are open to the public. Meetings begin at 7:30 am,  in the

HMMS Media Center on the last Tuesday of the month.