School board hears debate about new charter school
Supporters of St. HOPE Public Schools flooded the Sacramento City Unified School District board meeting Thursday evening in support of a new charter petition, but the large group was met with resistance during the first public hearing for the Oak Park middle school.
Push back for the proposal has been expected, as the district and St. HOPE have had a rocky relationship since a previous school board approved the controversial move of turning Sacramento High into a charter in 2003. St. HOPE operates three schools - Sacramento Charter High, Public School 7 and Triumph Center for Early Childhood Education.
In its newest petition, St. HOPE is asking to create a middle school called Oak Park Preparatory School, which would serve 60 students beginning in 2012 and grow to 180 students. Sacrament
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