Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:26 am
It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected petition now in the hands of the state Board of Education for one last try at a charter, a Jan. 21 staff report ahead of a February public hearing in Sacramento gave grounds for optimism.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM
Posted by Sam Jane, a resident of the Woodside: Emerald Hills neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:26 am
It is nice to read this news.
Last night, SUHSD voted to offer Everest four portable classrooms on an empty lot in East Palo Alto. Web Link As noted above, SUHSD used "the school's attraction to white students who might otherwise attend undersubscribed charters in East Palo Alto" as one of the reasons to reject the charter. If SUHSD is actually concerned about this, why would they offer Everest facilities in Easy Palo Alto? Charter schools are part of the wide array of programs offered to the SUHSD students. It seems like the district pitting the charter schools against each other.