ATLANTA, GA - The first of 16 charter schools affected by a state Supreme Court ruling throwing out part of the state's charter school law are up for approval by the Georgia school board.
Odyssey School and Georgia Cyber Academy are asking the board to renew their charters Thursday. They were approved by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, which was ruled unconstitutional last month.
The state board will likely approve the charters based on a recommendation from state schools Superintendent John Barge. The two schools will merge into one if approved.
The court ruling overturned a law allowing the commission to approve and fund charter schools over the objection of local school boards.
If the 16 commission schools aren't approved by the state board or their local school board, they must close.