Governance and Governing Board. MECHS is incorporated as a non-profit corporation pursuant to Georgia Law. Its governing board and board of directors consists of eleven members: The superintendents of the seven school districts who have joined in the intergovernmental agreement, a representative from each of the three sites of the Mountain Education Charter High School to be chosen from an alumni or active community support of the school, and a representative of the Communities in Schools of North Georgia/Family Connections Collaborative. This board is subject to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act of Georgia and the Open Records Act of Georgia.
Function of the Governing Board. The governing board shall have the responsibility of ensuring that the local obligations set forth in the intergovernmental agreement necessary for the support and maintenance of MECHS are provided and shared among the seven supporting school districts in a manner determined to be equitable. The chairman of the governing board shall also be provided such administrative and oversight responsibilities for MECHS as are set forth in the intergovernmental agreement and policies to be adopted by the governing board. These shall include, but may not be limited to, exercising financial oversight and supervisory authority over the principal who shall be charged with the day-to-day administration of MECHS and each of its locations. The chairman of the board shall serve without additional compensation and as a part of the in kind local contribution of the school district where the chairman serves as superintendent, although the governing board may determine that the school district providing such services should be reimbursed for some or all of its actual expenses incurred in an amount to be determined by the governing board.