Colorado Districts Asking Courts to Scuttle State Chartering Board
Several Colorado school districts are challenging the legality of a statewide body recently established to approve charter schools.
One district filed a lawsuit in June, while two others that sued in 2005 are scheduled for a hearing in state court in Denver this fall. The lawsuits contend that the Colorado Charter School Institute violates the state constitution by usurping the authority of local districts to open and oversee schools.
“It appears to us that the [institute] goes against state law,” said Jana L. Ley, the president of the 25,000-student Poudre school district, which filed suit in state court this spring. “I would prefer that charter schools, or any kind of schools, be a part of the district and have conversations with us and let us know...
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