School Governance Team

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 charter system.


Gretchen Hollingsworth, Chair, Innovative Learning Coach
Sunita Singh, Vice Chair, Community
Amanda Carroll, Parent
Vickie Keibler, Parent
Chris Maddox, Community
Holly Wesley, Student
Sean Brown, Student
Nick Scheman, Principal
Laura Watts, Assistant Principal
Lathan Pooser, Assistant Principal
Ysheena Lyles, Magnet Coordinator
Tina Jordan, Recorder


Meetings are open to the public and start at 8 a.m. in the Sims Academy Hospitality Suite.

Meeting Dates:
August 16, 2022
September 20, 2022
October 18, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 20, 2022
January 17, 2023
February 21, 2023
March 21, 2023 at PDC 9AM-2PM 
April 18, 2023
May 16, 2023

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