The Georgia Department of Education put Macon Charter Academy (MCA) on probation in September after the school district found a number of violations at the school. Bibb school officials listed five areas of concern within the school including leadership, teaching and learning, fiscal management, human resources and operations.
The letter from the school board recommending MCA be put on probation gave the school 3 days to implement a corrective action plan and 30 days to complete it.
MCA Principal Dr. Ron Boykins said about 12 people from the Bibb County School District visited MCA last week for an inspection. He referred us to the school board to find out the outcome of that inspection. Dr. Boykin added the school is still working on improvements to the school.
The Bibb school officials confirmed a visit at MCA last week, but explained it was just to monitor progress. The school board doesn’t have an update on MCA yet, but expect to have one by this month’s board meeting. The Bibb school district said there is no change in MCA’s status at this time and the school board continues to monitor progress.
In an interview with 41NBC in October, Bibb Schools Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said there were three possible options if the school didn’t show improvement: the school could stay on probation while Bibb school officials continue to work with MCA, the school district could take over the school if the State decides to shut it down or the State could close MCA and send students to their district home schools. Dr. Jones said he hopes the school will either come off probation or the district will be able to give it an extension so it can continue to improve.