Charter Amendment Campaign:
Guide for Charter Schools
The Ballot Question
November 6, 2012 Election
“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?”
A simple majority vote FOR the constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012 ballot.
Why the Amendment?
Why Does This Matter to State-Authorized Charter Schools?
If the amendment does not pass—HB797 will be challenged
Why Does This Matter to District Authorized Charter Schools?
Having only school systems as authorizers--
The Broader Stakes:
Polls conducted in March and again in July 2012:
There was no shift in the polling numbers between March and July.
The Marketing Campaign (c3)
Participation of Public Schools
Activities to Avoid
Participation of Public Schools (2)
* as of September 1, 2012
Ways School Leaders Can Help
Ways PTO and PTA Can Help
Financial Support Needed!
To Volunteer, Give or More Information
Thank You Very Much
We will email each of you a copy of this powerpoint for your use with board, staff, and parents. Please do not give out the ppt to members of the public because of information we don’t want our opponents to have.