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:


Dr. James B. Bowen, Jr. Principal



Brandi Sikes, Parent


Parent Representative

Adrienne Wages



Community Members

Robert McCain

Ted Pender



Leigh Blackburn

Laura Minish


Beth Mitchem, Recorder, ex-officio

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.


Scheduled dates:

August 29, 2017

Septrember 26, 2017

October 31, 2017

November 28, 2017

December 19, 2017

January 30, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 22, 2018