"I've been following the charter school issue since the fall of 2009 and I think it's very important to show our support," said Adrienne Slade. "We're not trying to take up (the school board members') time but we want to let them know we are committed.
Slade, whose child was selected to be in Cherokee Charter's inaugural kindergarten class in August, was one of more than 30 parents who turned out to show support for the school.
The school's future is uncertain after a 4-3 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court deemed the 2008 law that allows a state body to charter public schools unconstitutional.
The law, which created the Georgia Charter School Commission, sparked controversy after schools that were previously denied charters by local school boards could be granted charters by the state.
Cherokee Charter Academy, who's charter petition was previously denied by the county board of education, was chartered under the state law.
The Supreme Court's decision came Monday, just two days after Cherokee Charter held its lottery selecting the 995 students for its inaugural year.
With last night's meeting agenda in place, the Cherokee County Board of Education could take no official stance on the charter school, though board members discussed the issue.
Post 3 board member Michael Geist said the board had received documents from Charter School USA, Cherokee Charter Academy's management company, and would be reviewing the situation.
"Our agenda was set a week ago, but that doesn't mean we don't recognize the issue at hand," he said. "We will address this in the coming weeks."
Geist added that he supported the school and that his children were selected to attend.
A spokesperson for Charter School USA could not confirm if a new charter petition had been submitted to the Cherokee County Board of Education by deadline yesterday.
However, Heather Blevins, chair of Cherokee Charter Academy's local governing council said she hoped the school and the board of education could cooperate.
"We received over 2,400 applications to attend our school. We know there are children out there who want this service," she said. "We hope we can come to an some agreement with the board."