BOE approves revisions to charter petition
By Kathryn Purcell
Anxious to send Morgan County High School's charter petition back to the state Department of Education as soon as possible, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve revisions to the petition at a called meeting Monday.
"I didn't want to wait until April 14 to get the high school's charter petition approved," Superintendent Stan DeJarnett said. "I'm afraid it might delay the charter petition even more. If we do this today, we can send it tomorrow."
Recommendations for changes to the petition, part of the process in getting Morgan County High School charter school status, were sent down from the Department of Education, including several date changes as well as the inclusion of the school's insurance coverage limits.
As far as the school's insurance coverage limits, DeJarnett explained that the confusion lies in that both start-up schools and previously established schools must fill out the same application for charter school status.
"It's the same application format as a start-up charter school," DeJarnett said. "Start-up charter schools must go out and get insurance. We're already established, so we already have insurance."
The board agreed that the changes were minor ones.
"It seems that it's just a matter of dotting an 'i' or two," Chairman Nelson Hale said.