Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) Director Barry Lollis has been appointed by Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan to serve on the Georgia Department of Education Charter Advisory Committee. Lollis will be the only charter school leader currently sitting on this state appointed educational committee.
The Charter Advisory Committee (CAC) is a state-level body with nine members. Three members are each appointed by the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and the Chair of the State Board of Education. The CAC makes recommendations for approval or denial of charter system petitions, periodically makes recommendations on charter policy, and recommends disbursement of planning grants for charter systems. The CAC works in cooperation with the Charter Schools Division and assists charter petitioners with innovative education programs and school level governance based on research and model programs. The CAC will also monitor and assist approved charter systems throughout the state.
“I’m honored to have been selected by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve on this committee as we strive to ensure Georgia’s charter school students receive the best education possible,” said Lollis.