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Staff members with the State Charter Schools Commission will recommend the commission approve a proposed charter school in Brookhaven, the deputy director said Aug. 20 in a letter to the chairman of the school’s board.

The commission meets Aug. 26 to decide whether to charter the Brookhaven school, known as the Brookhaven Innovation Academy, and other proposed charter schools.

“If the SCSC votes to approve Brookhaven Innovation Academy and the state Board of Education does not overrule the approval within 60 days, Brookhaven Innovation Academy will be authorized to open for students as a state charter school in the 2016-2017 school year,” Deputy Director Gregg Stevens said in the letter to BIA board chairman Bates Mattison.

“If the SCSC votes to approve Brookhaven Innovation Academy, SCSC staff is committed to aiding in the success of the school. There will be many steps and actions that Brookhaven Innovation Academy and the SCSC staff must complete in the coming year, and we look forward to this collaboration.”

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.