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Submitted by on 1, November 25, 2008 – 7:45 amNo Comment

UPDATED 1:27 p.m.

Tonight’s school board meeting promises to be an exciting one. The board will introduce our new superintendent, Kirsten Vital, and its members are slated to make a decision regarding Nea Community Learning Center’s application for a K-12 charter school that could, if approved, open next fall.

District staff is recommending the school board approve the charter (the staff report is here).

Proponents of the charter say the school will provide an additional option for kids who don’t fit the traditional educational mold. Opponents fear it will such more money out of what is already a cash-starved district.

The proposal, an outgrowth of the existing Alameda Community Learning Center charter that serves grades 6-12, was denied in its first outing, in January.

We’ve got details on the charter here and here; Mike McMahon’s got the application here if you want to take a look.

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