Point Loma Parents Ponder Charter Schools for the Peninsula

by on September 16, 2009 · 1 comment

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by Emily Alpert / Voice of San Diego / September 16, 2009

Parents are weighing the idea of splitting Correia Middle and other Point Loma schools from San Diego Unified as independent charter schools, which would free them to handle their own budgets, staffing and curriculum. The idea was tossed around at a parent foundation meeting in Point Loma, where parents and principals said they were weary of the nonstop turnover at the school district.

It is a similar to an idea floated by school board member John de Beck, who has proposed creating a new school district for coastal schools. But Correia Principal Patricia Ladd hinted that the time may be ripe for going charter. The middle school made No Child Left Behind targets this year, but if it does not do so next year, it is supposed to restructure. Becoming a charter school is one option.

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lane tobias September 18, 2009 at 10:47 am

Another resounding vote of confidence in our public schools


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