Academy of the Arts Charter High School Public Hearing

September 10, 2021


September 10, 2021

1:00 pm


UT-Martin Somerville Center Community Hall 214 Lakeview Road Somerville, TN

Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) § 49-13-108, public charter school sponsors may appeal the denial of an application by a local board of education to the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission. The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission’s decision on appeal shall be final and not subject to further appeal. An appeal of a charter school application to the Commission is governed in accordance with T.C.A. § 49-13-108(b)(5) and the Commission Rules and Policies. For those interested, please refer to our Guidance Document for more information.


        Statement of Intent
        Original Application 
        Amended Application

I. Call to Order and Review of Agenda

- Tess Stovall, Executive Director

II. Opening Statement from Fayette County Public Schools

III. Opening statement from Academy of the Arts Charter High School

IV. Tennessee Public Charter School Commission Questions

- Tess Stovall, Executive Director

V. Public Comment

- Individuals will have two minutes to provide comments if the individual submitted the request before the deadline.

VI. Closing Presentations

- Fayette County Public Schools- 10 minutes

- Academy of the Arts Charter High School- 10 minutes

VII. Adjournment

  • Public Comment Sign-up Form (Written) The Commission will continue to accept written public comments until one week after the conclusion of the public hearing. Public comment for this hearing will not be accepted after 1:00 P.M. CDT on September 17th, 2021.
  • Public Comment Sign-up Form (In-person) Public comments will be limited to 2 minutes per individual, and no more than 15 individuals will be able to provide in-person comment during the meeting.