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Charter's Future Now Up to Clayton Valley Teachers

With the charter done, a majority of Clayton Valley teachers must approve it.

In a process that took only two months, the Clayton Valley Charter Steering Committee has completed the charter it hopes will be run by for the 2012-13 school year.

Now it's up to the teachers.

A majority of the teachers have to approve the charter for the process to proceed. If they do, the decision goes to the Mount Diablo Unified School District. That decision can be appealed if not approved.

The process for the teachers to approve the charter is by petition, according to Parent Faculty President Alison Bacigalupo.

She said "several teachers have already signed the petition" and the goal is to have more than 50 percent signed on by Monday or Tuesday, though there is no hard deadline.

The charter, which stretches over 100 pages, was orchestrated by steering committee coordinators Pat Middendorf and Niel McChesney, with many people providing input, including lawyers working for the committee who .

If Clayton Valley High becomes a charter school, it will be the first Bay Area public high school to make the conversion.

David Gomez June 03, 2011 at 03:56 PM
This is such BS...
Patrick Creaven (Editor) June 03, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Could you elaborate David?
David Gomez June 04, 2011 at 01:52 AM
It is going to cost MDUSD schools and kids tooo much ...for them to do this, in this time of closing schools and programs to take more money from the rest of our kids for one school is just plan dumb. I forget where I read this but Ive heard this will cost the MDUSD a boat load of money.

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