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Montessori charter school supporters appeal Davis rejection

By From page A3 | June 20, 2014

The Yolo County Board of Education will hear an appeal next week from supporters the Montessori Charter School of Davis, which is seeking to open a kindergarten through sixth-grade school in Davis.

The Davis Board of Education rejected the school’s charter petition in May. A public hearing on the appeal of that decision is on the agenda for the county board’s regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center, 1280 Santa Anita Court in Woodland.
Charter school supporters submitted their petition to the Davis school board in early March. In early May, district staff recommended that the petition be rejected, citing a variety of concerns over details about how the school would be structured.

Trustees then voted unanimously to reject the petition, and the supporters immediately promised to appeal that decision to the Yolo County Board of Education. Under the appeal process, the county board reviews the same charter petition that was considered by the Davis school district.
Following Tuesday’s public hearing, the county board will schedule a vote to either grant or deny the charter. The next regularly scheduled board meeting would be on Tuesday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m. The agenda for that meeting will not be posted for several weeks.

Jeff Hudson

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