Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) Partnership
IE2 is a result of House Bill 1209, which was signed into law during the 2008 Georgia Legislative Session. O.C.G.A. § 20-2-84 requires each local school system to notify the Georgia Department of Education of its intention of operating as an IE2 School System, a Charter System, or a Status Quo School System no later than June 30, 2015.
The IE2 Partnership Contract is between a local school district and the State Board of Education (SBOE). The primary goal of the IE2 Partnership Contract is to attain the flexibility to think innovatively about services to students in order to maximize student achievement and meet strategic plan goals. The IE2 Partnership Contract provides the opportunity for schools to deliver the instructional programs they believe will best ensure success of their students.
Initial / Current IE2 Partnership Contract (2009-2015)
FCSS elected to operate as an IE2 School System and entered into an initial Partnership Contract with the SBOE in August of 2009. The contract was extended to June 30, 2015 in order to allow time for review of the fifth and final year of student achievement data.
*Annual performance targets will be established during the 2015-2016 baseline year. All school plans will be updated with performance targets once approved by the Georgia Departments of Education and The Governor's Office of Student Achievement.
School IE2 Plans
The IE2 Partnership Contract does not include the district’s non-traditional virtual academy, iAchieve, or the alternative education program, Gateway Academy.