Ohio Charter News Weekly is back from a brief hiatus and we’re catching up on all the news you can use from 8/27 to today!
While we were out
, taking important steps to get itself fully up and running, including beginning the search for its inaugural executive director. This effort could finally see the first charter schools open in the Mountain State more than two years after a state law was enacted to allow them. The intervening time has been full of difficulties, challenges, and legal wrangling. Just four days after that first meeting, to open perhaps as soon as fall 2022.
The across the country, concluding—much to its apparent dismay—that the per-pupil amounts were the same as those received by comparable traditional district schools.
Good news you can use
Rashad Price is a graduate of the Friendship Public Charter School system in Washington, D.C. In a recent commentary piece, , and he explains his pride in helping to provide a high-quality option for young people in the same neighborhoods.
Bad news here at home
Bad news for students in Youngstown:due to delayed delivery of new school buses to the district. District officials say there is no end in sight until at least October. Even worse, nearly 18 percent of the district’s existing fleet was down for repairs as the school year entered just its second week.
Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc., has several important events on tap for the fall. These include the 2021 annual conference titled Bridge to Excellence and a number of board member training sessions..
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