This is a story about a charter school in my town of Chico, CA that had its charter revoked last night by the school board. I used to serve on that board, and I would have voted to pull the charter too. Of course, I never would have voted for it in the first place since the premise wasn’t sound to begin with. When a “green school” can’t make it in liberally thinking California, you know it had to be bad.
Excerpts from the Chico Enterprise Record:
As of this morning, there is no more Chico Green School.
On Wednesday night, after hearing impassioned pleas to give the charter school one more chance to prove its worth, the Chico Unified School District board of trustees, on a split vote, decided to revoke the school’s charter effective immediately.
Chico Green School received its charter in 2009, and opened its doors to students on Sept. 7, 2010.
Two days later, Chico Green received its first demand it fix things from the CUSD.
Through the following months, the school was accused of failing to produce a curriculum that met state standards, and failing to provide coursework that met the admissions requirements for the University of California or the California State University system.
The Chico Green School’s board of directors was also accused of various violations of the state’s open meeting law, the Brown Act.
In June, the school was also denied accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the agency that accredits schools.
Full story at the Chico Enterprise Record