TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - Tift County school leaders are working to get parents more involved.
Like Dougherty County, the Tift County System is now a charter system.
Each school is forming a governance team made up of parents, employees and community leaders to help oversee the schools.
Tift County High School's team held its first meeting Tuesday night.
School leaders said that the switch will give schools greater flexibility and relief from some state rules.
"We strongly believe we have more parent and community engagement, more community members involved, and more parents involved for the good of our students," said Tift County School Superintendent Patrick Atwater.
Local governance teams at the other schools in the Tift County system will hold their first meetings soon.