Pull Little Rock school's charter, authorizing panel urges

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Some of the benefits include local control; districts can create an innovation plan for a level of school, grade level, or a single campus, and flexibility to implement practices similar to charter schools. The taxpayer-funded school, which opened in 2008 and is now at 5615 Geyer Springs Road, must have the charter to operate. His salary a year ago was $153,249, Young said.

"They are needs, not wants". Sullivan said the "Charter School tax makes our increase much higher" this year.

"But everything on file says you are on the City of Fire board [of directors] and that you are the registered agent, and it's just not matching up for me". State law doesn't provide for that classification for charter schools, he said.

- Parents of a Cobb County charter school are scrambling to find a new school for their children.

That lack of clarity has suddenly started to matter a lot in Memphis, where charter schools are struggling to attract enough students to stay viable.

Contracts signed by both Gestalt Community Schools and KIPP contain no penalties for exiting the Achievement School District before agreements run out, according to documents obtained by Chalkbeat.

"It would be insensitive for us to ignore what they've been dealing with to the detriment of their finances", White said, adding the ASD plans to scrutinize enrollment projections more closely.

"We are close to the regional average, however, we have work to do", he said.

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Tatum said the school is projected to end this school year with as much as $90,000 in positive balances despite having to repay the state some $212,000 that was initially distributed on the basis of incorrect data. The school has a negative net worth of $5.6 million, he said.

Ivy Pfeffer, assistant commissioner for teacher effectiveness and licensure, as well as a charter panel member, noted that until earlier Wednesday morning, criminal-background and maltreatment-registry checks for several Covenant Keepers staff members were not in the state's records but the problems were corrected by midmorning. Lisa Haley, special-education division manager in the Education Department, voted against the motion, saying she would have preferred to put the school on probation.

Despite their pleas, the board voted 6 to 1 to not renew the charter.

Ragsdale said the Cobb School District leadership is not making a "flippant" decision regarding the charter school's status.

Warren County Public Schools' employees should expect a minimum 1 percent salary increase effective July 1 after a decision from the district's school board Thursday night.

McKenna asked Ratliff how many students she thought the district should lose. "At that time, we can address these concerns".

The Cobb School District will reopen its school choice program to allow International Academy of Smyrna's 1,000 students to apply to attend a Cobb school other than the school their neighborhood is zoned to attend.

The district had previously calculated a higher cap; however, that figure, which is partially based on certain aid streams, changed with the passage of the state budget, according to City School Director of Management David Baroody.

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