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Submitted by on 1, October 14, 2008 – 10:00 amNo Comment

We’ve got some fresh charter school news for you: Looks like the folks behind the Nea Community Learning Center (the same folks who brought you the Alameda Community Learning Center charter) have submitted a new charter school application to the school district.

The school district turned down Nea’s application in January, saying it lacked sufficient detail. Their decision was upheld by the Alameda County Board of Education. We haven’t looked over the entire 287-page application yet, but it looks like they want to create space for 128 kids in grades K-5 and 280 kids in grades 6-12 for students in Alameda and neighboring communities (and particularly, kids in the West End).

The district, apparently, has 60 days to act on the application; the Nea folks hope to have their school up and running in fall of 2009.

We’ll give you more on this later. In the meantime, the application, which was submitted October 3, is on school board trustee Mike McMahon’s website. The school board is slated to take this one up on October 28.

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