SAVANNAH, GA – April 1, 2021 – Charter schools from across the state of Georgia welcomed the news that Senate Bill 59 (SB 59) was passed by the Georgia General Assembly and will be signed into law by Governor Kemp. SB 59 ensures equal provision for students at charter schools as it amends Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated relating to elementary and secondary education.   

“Yesterday was a champion day for all charter schools,” said Barry Lollis, Director of Savannah Classical Academy – a K-12 charter school. “There is now more equity in funding and support for all charter schools in Georgia. The charter school movement is very much alive in Georgia. Thank you to the Georgia Charter Schools Association and our legislators for advocating and supporting charters with SB 59!”

SCA is a tuition-free, public charter school serving Chatham County students in grades K-12. The charter school is funded by the public education system but retains a charter that allows it to operate autonomously under a board of parents and community members. It is the philosophy of SCA that all students benefit from a rigorous, content-rich, education program that develops academic potential and personal character. To learn more about SCA, please visit

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