Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology

Dual Enrollment

School Governance

A charter system is a local school system that is operating under the terms of a contract between the local Board of Education and the State Board of Education as provided by the Charter Systems Act. A Charter System provides the opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents, and school boards to have greater flexibility to determine the educational needs of students within their district and requires a certain degree of school level governance in the system. To become a charter system, the local school system must submit a charter school petition to the Department of Education after such petition has been approved by the local board. As a charter system all schools within the system are charter schools. Therefore, the following questions that discuss a single charter school will apply to all schools in a charter system.


Sims Academy Governance Team Members:

Douglas Blackwell, Principal

Dale Simpson, Principal

Chris Maddox, Community, Chairman

Steve Griffing, Teacher

Aretha Rankine, Teacher

Daniel Coles, Parent

Kellie Rutledge, Parent

Todd McCain, Community, Vice chairman

Vicki Keibler, Community

Janet Pollet, Recorder, ex-officio



Sims Academy Governance Team Meeting Dates

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 21

December 19

January 16

February 20

March 19

April 16

May 21


Meetings are open to the public and start at 7:30 a.m.