Proposed San Lorenzo Valley charter school denied — again

July 31, 2018 - por

A proposed San Lorenzo Valley charter school has again been denied approval to operate. “The nonprofit Integrative Leadership Academy plans to appeal to the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, but the decision dashed hopes of the school opening its doors to a founding class of 75 in August.” According to a staff report, the charter petition fell short in three areas. “It presented an unsound education program, was “demonstrably unlikely” to successfully put that program into practice and did not comprehensively detail five required elements about its programs, governance, health and safety and disciplinary procedures. ‘Really the nuts and bolts that set forth how they are going to accomplish what they set forth in the petition really just aren’t there,’ said Elizabeth Mori, an attorney who helped review the petition on behalf of the district.”