This proposed charter for 1100 students is not needed, Avalon parents say. Our schools are ‘A’ rated. Why bring in competing charters? Kathleen Oropeza posted a petition that parents have created to stop the for-profit Charter USA school from being built. Over 1100 parents have already signed it.
If the parents are successful in blocking the new charter in their district, they may have to face the approval process by the State Board of Education. As currently construed, SBE members tend to approve charters even if they are not needed. The message needs to go beyond local school boards.
When parents get this organized, the legislature might even listen.