Education Officials Seek Rehearing in Kansas City Charter Case

7 years 1 month 2 days ago Wednesday, August 28 2013 Aug 28, 2013 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:35:00 PM CDT August 28, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - Missouri education officials are seeking a rehearing after a judge rejected the state's decision to pull the plug on a Kansas City charter school.

Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Wednesday in a written statement that the state wants to "clear up some factual inaccuracies." Gordon Parks responded in a written statement, saying it's "time to end this chaos."

The state Board of Education voted in May against renewing the charter of Gordon Parks Elementary School, citing low academic performance. The charter loss meant the school would lose the state funding it relied upon to operate.

But Gordon Parks officials argued the state failed to allow time for efforts to improve test scores to take effect. A judge in Jefferson City ruled last month the state's actions were unreasonable and arbitrary.

 

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