The Georgia Charter Schools Commission is facing another legal fight over how it divvies up funding.
Georgia Families for Public Virtual Education will be bringing its attorney to the Aug. 19 commission meeting to urge the board to reconsider a move the group says “illegally” sets insufficient funding for cyber schools, which teach via the Internet.
The commission has decided to fund cyber charters at a lower level than traditional charter campuses. Charters in buildings receive a combination of federal and state funds plus a controversial local matching share of tax dollars. Cyber charters receive everything but the local matching share. Georgia Cyber Academy, the state’s only virtual school, has about 6,000 students.
The athletics program is no doubt run off a Wii.