Thackston Charter School appeal moving to state appeals board

There was a rather uneventful court hearing this morning regarding Thackston Charter School’s appeal of York City School District’s rejection of its application to expand into a high school.

To appeal such a decision, a charter school must gather signatures on a petition, representing “at least 2 percent of the total number (all ages) of local school district’s residents or 1,000 residents,” according to the state. That petition is presented to the local common pleas court, which then sends it on to the charter appeals board.

A hearing on Thackston’s petition was scheduled for today, but the charter school and the district had basically already agreed that the petition was sufficient to send to the state level.

Another hearing is scheduled for June 27 related to New Hope Charter School, which is appealing the city district’s rejection of its application for an elementary school.

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