NO! Charter School Application Rejected in Loudon County
The Loudoun County School Board shot down the idea of opening the counties first charter school by a vote of 9-0. The Leesburg Today has the story here.
A group called the Blue Hills Foundation submitted the application for a Science and Mathematics Academy in LC.
The Blue Hills Foundation website says that, "Blue Hills Foundation, a Virginia Nonprofit Corporation is facilitating better and competitive educational platforms by means of initiating curriculums, and institutions. We promote educational opportunities for the children of Northern Virginia."
Apparently, the groups application needed some work. One school board member, John A. Andrews (Potomac), "told the Blue Hills Foundation to withdrawn the application, rework it and then resubmit it, but the group didn’t listen to his advice. He said he was hoping for a stronger application for Loudoun’s first charter school."
Well, better luck next time, I guess.
IMHO, charter schools will become more popular in the future. If a few are allowed to open and are successful then I think the trend will catch on.