Tifton County elects new members for local governance teams

Posted at 3:04 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 23:19:45-04

TIFT COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - The Tift County School System is electing new members for their local governance teams.

The charter system allows each school in the system to have what is similar to a mini school board.

This team is made up of the school principal, parents, guardians, teachers, staff and community members.

They make decisions on things like school uniforms, fundraisers, principal positions and new projects.

"So we felt like of course at the local level we sometimes know what we feel like would be best for our students maybe more than something that comes from say Atlanta," said Beckham Stacey Beckham, director of communications, Tift County Schools. "We feel like those folk who are at that school and represent that school and who represent that school have that knowledge base and have that experience to know what they think might be best for them."

She also says that being a charter system made them more flexible to waive state rules, but also puts them at a higher standard for accountability.

You can contact your school if you'd like to be apart of the team.