Board of Education Receives Three Applications for New Charters
The Board of Education’s Charter Schools Office has announced that three new charter school applications were received by the November 15, 2018 deadline. These applications are for new charter schools seeking to open in the 2019-20 school year.
“We will rigorously review each application and issue evaluation reports in accordance with the Charter School Law,” said Christina Grant, Interim Chief of Charter Schools and Innovation. “All materials for public consumption are available on our website.”
As part of the application process, applicants will go through a comprehensive and rigorous review, including public hearings and a public comment period. As stipulated by the Pennsylvania Charter School Law, public hearings for each applicant will be held within 45 days of receiving the application, and the Board of Education vote on the applications will be held no later than 75 days after the first hearing, unless other arrangements are made. The public vote by the Board is expected to take place in February 2019.
The Charter Schools Office has updated its website with more information about each application, including a link to each application narrative. The website will also be updated as the schedule of the public hearings is finalized.