ALBANY — The executive steering committee of Dougherty County’s College and Career Academy, at its monthly meeting Thursday morning at Phoebe Northwest, took its first steps toward putting together a charter authoring committee, which will be comprise three sub-committees — curricula, accountability and operations.
This group will be responsible for writing the school’s charter, which will be crucial when the CAA applies for a $3 million state grant next fall.
A needs assessment committee was also named, consisting of Woody Brooks, Angie Barber, Brenda Holloway and Tim Knowles.
This group will canvas the community’s wants and needs in a charter school and their recommendations will be written into the school’s charter.
“I think we are really ahead of the game. We have a good group of business, education and government leaders with us who are fully engaged in this,” said steering committee Chairman Bobby McKinney. “We still have a lot of things to do and more hoops to jump through, but I am pleased at the progress we have made so far.”
McKinney said community participation in the needs assessment will help shape the new school and he hopes to have the complete assessment and charter authoring committee in place by the end of the year.