Updated: This week’s York City School Board meeting should be an eventful one.
I recently received the notice stating that the board will vote July 18 on whether or not to renew the charter for New Hope Academy Charter School. You might remember that the board held a series of hearings back in the spring, with the district arguing that the charter should not be renewed.
New Hope officials have already indicated that they’ll appeal if the board votes not to renew the school’s charter. According to the state, a charter remains in effect and the school can remain open until the appeals board makes a decision (unless a charter is revoked for health or safety risks).
But that’s not the only big decision likely to be made. Board President Margie Orr has said that the board expects to vote on the plans to create K-8 elementary schools, closing the district’s middle schools, at the July 18 meeting, too.
The 2012-13 budget was prepared with the assumption that the two middle schools will be closed. I’m curious to see if any board members voice opinions on the plan.
Attorney agreements for New Hope and the school district
Management agreements for other charter schools in York