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Chapter 691-1 ORGANIZATION

Rule 691-1-.01 Commission Organization

The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) is a state-level authorizing entity working in collaboration with the Department of Education under the authority of the State Board of Education. The SCSC is appointed by the State Board of Education and is comprised of seven members recommended as provided by O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2083.

Rule 691-1-.02 Commission Meetings

The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) meets at least bimonthly at the call of the chairperson or upon the request of four members of the SCSC. Four members of the SCSC constitute a quorum for meetings.

Rule 691-1-.03 Requests for Information

Any interested person may request information or records of the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC). All written requests for records shall be made to the staff member of the SCSC designated to receive requests for records under the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et. seq.) as identified on the SCSC website. The SCSC will respond to requests for records in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act and in doing so may assess any administrative fee authorized by law.

Rule 691-1-.04 Petitions Requesting the Promulgation, Amendment, or Repeal of a Rule or for a Declaratory Ruling

Any interested person may petition the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) in writing to request the promulgation, amendment or repeal of a rule or to request a declaratory ruling as to the applicability of any statutory provision or of any rule of the SCSC to the individual. The petition shall contain the name, address, phone number, and email address of the petitioner, as well as a clear and concise statement as to the rule in question, the subject matter upon which a rule is requested, and the specific outcome the petitioner requests. The SCSC or staff shall, within thirty days of the receipt of said petition, deny the petition in writing, initiate rule making proceedings in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 50-13-4, or provide a declaratory ruling in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 50-13-11.