Fulton Science Academy Middle School has spent $5.78 million to buy land and start construction of a new campus that its students seem unlikely to ever occupy. By mid-summer, there may be no school at all.
The state Board of Education will receive a recommendation to deny the school’s charter petition at its May 10 meeting. A month later it is scheduled to vote on the petition.
The school’s current charter with Fulton County Schools expires June 30.
The school sent a response to the recommendation for denial — “Supplemental Information for the FSA MS State Chartered Special School Petition”, signed by Governing Board president Ayhan Korucu — but that may not sway the state board. (A pdf version of Korucu’s plea, without supporting documents, can be found with this article.)
Lou Erste, Charter Schools Division director for the Georgia Department of Education, says the information in the