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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hermon charter school to continue operations

The Boulevard Sentinel reports that Los Angeles International Charter High School in Hermon was able to get necessary approvals to continue operations after they faced the prospect of losing their charter at the end of the semester.

"Determined to provide a superior educational opportunity for Northeast L.A. children, the school's administration, volunteers and consultants worked through all the necessary steps -- despite being assured by others that [obtaining a charter through the Los Angeles County Office of Education] was a "lost cause." That Office of Education has only ever charted a small handful of schools, and hasn't added any new ones in more than 10 years.

Nevertheless, LAI held strong and convinced the County board that their students would be best served by the school continuing to operate here. In the end, they were granted a full 5-year renewal (the maximum), rather than the 1-2 years they requested originally from LAUSD – a "blessing in disguise."

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