Fannin County School System Charter System Initiative
Per O.C.G.A 20-2-84.3, Georgia school systems are required to seek waivers from Title 20 statues in order to exercise flexibility that will enable innovation and reallocation of resources in exchange for increased student achievement. By June 30, 2015, all local school system must choose a flexibility option such as Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2), a Charter School System, or continue as a Status Quo School System.
In January 2014, the Fannin County School System made the initial inquiry with Georgia Department of Education to pursue the flexibility option of becoming a charter system. Upon successful completion of the charter system application and approval process, the FCSS will begin as a charter system on July 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year. As a charter system, the FCSS will gain flexibility to investigate and utilize innovative educational practices, will have more autonomy in school-based leadership and decision making, and will benefit from financial savings through the use of waivers.
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The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, or disability in admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendents office at 2290 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.