Macon Charter Academy under new leadership; plans to dismiss bankruptcy proceedings

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon Charter Academy’s co-founder, Monya Rutland, has been named the school’s new board chair.

“I’m honored to serve the school and I am committed to making sure that Macon Charter continues to put its best foot forward,” Rutland told 41NBC by phone on Friday.

Rutland says the board’s primary focus will be to finalize a Charter Restructure Plan that they hope will eliminate the need for the state board to move to terminate MCA’s charter.

The board also plans to dismiss bankruptcy proceedings that are currently in effect. 

“We are so confident in our ability to execute under this plan, that we are willing to put everything at risk. If we can receive the support of our state board and district under this new plan, we will have the freedom and latitude to follow through to create a win-win for our scholars and our community,” Rutland said in a news release.

She says she’s hopeful the plan will show authorizers that the school will take ownership of the past and have learned from it in ways that will benefit the scholars of MCA.

Rutland replaces Edward Grant, who transitioned to the Board’s Advisory Committee along with Dr. Linda Smyth and Dr. Thomas Duval.

The board also named Norman Brown, Lucius Potts and Dr. Stephanie Parker as members for the new fiscal year which begins July 1st.

They’ll join current board members Renay Bloom and Daisy Ross.

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