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
- 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.