Superintendent appointed to the state Charter Advisory Committee
Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett is appointed to the state Charter Advisory Committee
Posted on 11/15/2011

House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has announced the appointment of Floyd County School Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett to the state Charter Advisory Committee. The Charter Advisory Committee makes recommendations for approval or denial of charter system petitions and advises the State Board of Education on charter policy. The Committee works in cooperation with the Charter Schools Division and assists charter petitioners with innovative education programs and school level governance based on research and model programs. It also monitors and assists approved charter systems throughout the state. “This is a great honor and a tribute to the work this community has done in the last few years with the charter concept,” stated Dr. Plunkett. “The process started with the conversion of our technical high school into the College and Career Academy charter school and has expanded with the subsequent decision by the community to extent the benefits we experienced there to students across the system by seeking charter status for the entire school system.” 

Dr. Plunkett is in her fifth year as superintendent of Floyd County Schools and the school system is in its second year as a Georgia charter system. At the time Floyd County Schools was approved as a charter system, the school system was the largest charter system in the state with 21 schools. “Dr. Plunkett is widely respected within the education community for her work as a superintendent of a charter system,” said House Speaker David Ralston. “She will make a great addition to this committee as it continues to develop a statewide charter policy.” 

Dr. Plunkett has a proven record of success in the field of education as a teacher and administrator. She has served on the transition team of State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and currently serves on the state committee to review education funding in Georgia. She also is respected at the national level having been elected to serve on the Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). She is a graduate of Coosa High School, Berry College, and The University of West Georgia. Plunkett earned her Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University. 

“Floyd County Schools is just beginning to tap the potential that is available within the charter system concept,” stated Plunkett. “I look forward to sharing the experience of our community’s journey to charter as a part of the Charter Advisory Committee and I am certain that I will learn about many exciting innovations other systems are utilizing to improve the learning experience for our children.”