Administration Recommends Nevada City Charter School Cease Operations at End of School Year

February 7, 2019 at 9:44 AM Editor’s note: Total enrollment for the school is 69 pupils.

NEVADA CITY, Calif/ February 7, 2019 – Statement by Superintendent Trisha Dellis: As the Superintendent of the Nevada City School District, I am also charged with overseeing the operations of the District’s “Nevada City Charter School.” The Charter School is a “dependent” charter school authorized and operated solely by the District, with its current charter expiring on June 30, 2019. In reviewing whether or not to renew its charter, the District’s Board of Trustees is required by law to consider increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils served by the Charter School as the most important factor in determining whether or not to renew the Charter.

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I am disheartened to report that the Charter School’s pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils served by the Charter School is far below that of other District schools.

Accordingly, the Administration will be recommending to the District’s Board of Trustees that the Charter School’s Charter not be renewed, and that the Charter School discontinues operations when its current term expires at the close of the 2018-2019 school year. All Charter School students residing within the District will be eligible to enroll in District schools.

This matter will be presented to the District’s Board of Trustees at a public meeting on February 12, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., in the District Office Conference Room, 800 Hoover Lane, Nevada City, CA 95959