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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:20am

State Charter Schools Commission Defunct

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission has shut down operations.

Since the state Supreme Court ruled in May it was unconstitutional, the commission closed Thursday with the beginning of the new fiscal year.

The Commission had five full-time staff positions which are no longer funded. They were paid with a percentage of state education money for the charter schools they authorized.

Most of the state charter schools have since been approved by local school boards and the state Board of Education.