After discussing the matter in-depth at a recent retreat, the Jefferson Board of Education has decided to move forward and seek charter school status.
At a meeting last week, the BOE voted unanimously to approve a letter of intent to submit an application for a charter school.
Superintendent John Jackson said the letter is non-binding, but had to be sent to the state department by May 1 to have the option of making a charter application by November.
“What we’re looking to do is see if this will make us better,” said chairman Ronnie Hopkins. “We feel like we’re doing a good job, but we can always look for improvement, and this is one of the places that we think has the potential to make us better.”
In other action, the BOE voted to appoint Damon Wilbanks to serve as the delegate to the GSBA Delegate assembly, with Angela McKinney to serve as an alternate.