Stephens Co. BOE Scheduled to Meet Today

The Stephens County Board of Education will continue discussion of operational system options at a called meeting scheduled for later today.

The Board of Education is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road.

According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, state law said that by June 30, 2015, school systems have to choose an operating system moving forward.

At the Board of Education’s meeting on January 15, it heard about charter operating systems.

Whiten said the system. Supporters said that a charter system provides more flexibility while also requiring increased student achievement.

School systems do have other options for operating systems, including remaining the same and making no changes. However, Whiten said those options, including making no changes, would result in less flexibility and more state oversight.

Meanwhile, the Board of Education is also expected to discuss the 2013-2014 school calendar during today’s meeting.