September 12, 2022 Newsletter

Read about the latest SCSC charter approvals, updates & announcements in the September 12, 2022, SCSC Newsletter!

Initiative Provides Support for New Charter Schools in Georgia

The Georgia Strategic Charter School Growth Initiative launches to encourage charter school expansion and creation throughout the state.

2021-2022 RISE Award Application Open

For the second time in spring 2022, the U.S. Department of Education will award the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award to a full- or part-time classified school employee who provides exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through high school.

The Governor of each state has been invited to nominate up to two classified school employees. Georgia is again running a state-level process, the Georgia RISE Award, to select its nominees.

COVID-19: Information & Guidance for State Charter Schools

For information regarding the COVID-19 response, and additional guidance and resources for schools, please refer to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) website at for additional guidance and resources to schools.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

In accordance with newly issued federal guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020. Schools may choose to remain closed beyond March 31, 2020 and may implement virtual learning at this time. Please refer to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) website at for guidance and resources to schools.