New charter school seeks high school district's OK
Original post made on Sep 17, 2010
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on Sep 17, 2010 at 3:41 am
MV Voice, there are quite a few questions worth asking Mr Smith here.
If it's a local charter school, where is the local need? Do the MVLA kids have that much less exposure to foreign languages than other districts?
If he sees this as a general problem in Silicon Valley, why not a county level charter?
Did Mr Smith (a non resident) line up any sort of community support before laying out his plans and interviewing teachers?
Finally, a 5-year public high school? Who's going to pay for the 13th grade? :)
on Sep 17, 2010 at 11:16 am
I don't know much at all about the proposed school but I can answer two of the questions posed by the St.Francis Acres resident above:
- County charters have different application and implementation rules than district charters. My understanding is that the county would prefer to charter schools that will have multiple locations throughout the county as opposed to single location schools. The preference is for single location schools to go through their local district so that the county is not "stepping on the toes" of the districts.
- The school is 8th through 12th, there is no 13th grade.
on Sep 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Thanks for the clarification on county level application.
Regarding the school grades, I guess my question is now who's going to be paying for the 8th grade? The high school district is in charge of only 9-12, the 2 feeder elementary districts are in charge of K-8. Something doesn't add up here.