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Macon Charter leaders address students before termination hearing

Before heading to Atlanta for a hearing Thursday to determine if the school’s charter will be terminated, Macon Charter Academy leaders gathered students in the auditorium for an assembly. Monya Rutland, MCA co-founder and governing board president, said she wanted to keep the “MCA scholars” in the loop about the process.

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Day of reckoning at hand for Macon Charter Academy

On Thursday, Macon Charter Academy leaders will appear before state officials with the school’s future on the line. The termination hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the State Board Room, located at 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, 2070 Twin Towers East in Atlanta.

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Macon Charter accused of enrolling students despite probation

Macon Charter Academy has been accused of enrolling new students, despite that being forbidden by the school’s probation. MCA was placed on probation by the state education department last fall based on a variety of “governance and management issues” at the school, which included a ban on recruiting and enrolling new students, according to an email from Stephanie Hartley, communications director for Bibb County schools.

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Superintendent welcomes students back to school

State School Superintendent Richard Woods welcomes Georgia's students, teachers, parents and families back to school.
Georgia Department of Education
Superintendent welcomes students back to school 1:35

Superintendent welcomes students back to school

Retiring Heard Elementary principal gives advice to students, parents 1:47

Retiring Heard Elementary principal gives advice to students, parents

Macon principal valet parks cars for high school seniors 0:23

Macon principal valet parks cars for high school seniors

Seniors share aspirations, favorite high school memories 2:03

Seniors share aspirations, favorite high school memories