ATLANTA (AP) -- State lawmakers are planning to meet early next
month to hammer out solutions for more than a dozen charter schools
that face closing after a Georgia Supreme Court ruled the state
commission that created them is unconstitutional.
Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar said the meeting
is set for June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. The Atlanta Republican
says the goal is to make sure the 16,000 students enrolled in the
schools have an "education setting that meets their needs" when
school starts this fall.
Millar has invited several state officials, including state
schools Superintendent John Barge and Mark Peevy, executive
director of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission.