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Charter School Update by Dr. Shalee Cunningham

Information about an upcoming Board workshop and programs at the Hill Education Center.

At last week’s Board meeting, I gave an update to the Trustees on what we know about the proposed Charter school. At that meeting, I mentioned that the Board would be having a workshop in August or September. That workshop is now scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, 5-7 pm, in Room 107 at the District Office, and the workshop will be focused procedures, protocols and policy. It is a public meeting.

I haven’t learned anything new since last week’s update.  What we know is that the submission of an application will most likely occur before Nov. 1, the deadline for a charter school application, and that there will be a request for space.

The Hill Education Center has been talked about as a possible facility and we currently have five vacant classrooms. The center is home to: 

  • Marin Oaks High School
  • NOVA Independent Study
  • Nexus
  • 180 Program
  • Mommy class
  • Adult Education (afternoons)
  • English as a Second Language class (evenings)
  • Computer class (evenings)
  • Healthy Novato has an office on campus
  • School Fuel has an office on campus

There are approximately 185 students during the day and 110 students in the afternoon/evening.

On the Superintendent’s Office webpage, we have added a folder called California Charter School Information.  In that is the information distributed to the Board at last week’s meeting. As more information becomes available, we will post it in this folder and in the applicable Board meeting packet. 

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Mark Schoenbaum August 25, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Dexter - Hi Bud Light!
conscience August 25, 2012 at 04:58 AM
nope wrong again Mark........then again, this issue is about supercilious self righteousness anyway, right? It still doesn't change the fact that Novato cannot afford a new campus to satisfy those that feel they are deserving. That would include the self-righteous. Shall we add you to the list Mark?
Mark Schoenbaum August 25, 2012 at 05:53 AM
sorry conscience, you are the only self righteous troll on this site. which explains why you hide behind your troll accounts. You canot accept others opinions and you are ashamed of your own.
Brent Ainsworth August 25, 2012 at 05:57 AM
People, people, people! Make your points with class, OK? I shall pass around chill pills all around and hit the re-set button here. Deep breaths.
Roger August 25, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Brent, thanks for stepping in to stop the rude personal attacks. It tends to scare posters away. You have deleted one person's posts several times for being rude. After the third deletion, I feel the Patch policy should be a ban for a month. Do Patches in other cities implement such a policy? It might take some software rework.

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