There's an important question about the future of Georgia education on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Amendment One asks: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"
To help voters decide, the City Schools of Decatur (CSD) invites the public to an information session to be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Central Offices at Westchester at 758 Scott Blvd.
How are you voting on the charter school ballot question? Why?
CSD parents will represent both sides.
Matt Arkin, head of school for the Georgia Cyber Academy will speak in favor of Amendment One.
Speaking against will be Margaret Ciccarelli, legislative services director and staff attorney for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
The moderator will be Annie Caiola, a CSD Engagement Committee member, a CSD parent and an attorney for Slotkin and Caiola, LLC.
Amendment One opponents recently filed a lawsuit against Fulton and Gwinnett schools for running information about the question on their websites.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday the schools didn't have to take down the information.