The North Bay Educational Foundation, whose charter petition was denied by Novato Unified School District in mid-December, has announced it is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to discuss its next steps.
Based on the announcement sent to its electronic newsletter list, it appears NBEF "plans to move forward to bring school choice and curriculum options to Novato families."
The announcement, signed by NBEF board members Robert Verhoeff, MJ Lonson, Cindy Hunter and Father Luke Palumbis, indicates a Q&A session will follow remarks. The meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. The meeting is open to the public and child care will be provided.
I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop ever since I read in the IJ's story about the NUSD board's denial that "charter school representatives say they will decide in early January whether to appeal the board's decision to the county education office." Looks like we won't be waiting much longer to hear what's in store. Even with all the bad blood spilled on both sides of the debate, I never once doubted that the NBEF folks would stop with an NUSD denial.