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.

BCMS Governance Team Members:

Dr. Lauren Carter, Principal
Dr. Shane Lancaster, Assistant Principal, ex-officio
Toni Sessions, Teacher, Recorder
Tonya Simmons, Teacher
Candace Forsyth, Parent
Chris Manning, Parent
Jessica Costa, Community
Ebony Murphy, Community

BCMS Governance Team Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 3:45 p.m. and are open to the public.

  • Aug. 24th
  • Sept. 21st
  • Oct. 26th
  • Dec. 7th
  • Jan. 25th
  • Feb. 22nd
  • Mar. 22nd
  • Apr. 19th
  • May 10th


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