LEGAL ALERT

Charter School Successes to Ring in the New Year!

January 8, 2020

Happy New Year! Young, Minney & Corr, LLP wishes to kick off 2020 with a celebration of some of the successes of California charter schools in the fall of 2019 as a reminder of the positive advances happening in the charter school movement. Young, Minney & Corr, LLP was thrilled and proud to play a role in the establishment of each of these new charter schools, charter renewals, and legal successes mentioned below.

September 18

OCASA College Prep wins unanimous approval to open a new charter high school in Capistrano.

September 18

OCASA College Prep wins unanimous approval to open a new charter high school in Capistrano.

September 24

Ednovate – East College Prep, James Jordan Middle School, Valley Charter Elementary, Valley Charter Middle, Bert Corona Charter High, and Citizens of the World Hollywood earn renewals in LAUSD.

September 24

Ednovate – East College Prep, James Jordan Middle School, Valley Charter Elementary, Valley Charter Middle, Bert Corona Charter High, and Citizens of the World Hollywood earn renewals in LAUSD.

October 10

Sebastopol Independent Charter School earns unanimous renewal in its 25th anniversary year.

October 10

Sebastopol Independent Charter School earns unanimous renewal in its 25th anniversary year.

October 15

KIPP Empower Academy, KIPP Ignite Academy, KIPP Comienza, KIPP Promesa, Magnolia Science Academy Bell, Palisades Charter High School, Our Community School, and Crown Preparatory Academy earn renewals, and Invictus Leadership Academy becomes a new charter school, in LAUSD.

October 15

KIPP Empower Academy, KIPP Ignite Academy, KIPP Comienza, KIPP Promesa, Magnolia Science Academy Bell, Palisades Charter High School, Our Community School, and Crown Preparatory Academy earn renewals, and Invictus Leadership Academy becomes a new charter school, in LAUSD.

October 16

Pivot Charter School North Valley II earns a five-year renewal in Chico.

October 16

Pivot Charter School North Valley II earns a five-year renewal in Chico.

October 23

Agnes J. Johnson Elementary School successfully converts to a charter school in Southern Humboldt.

October 23

Agnes J. Johnson Elementary School successfully converts to a charter school in Southern Humboldt.

October 29

Heritage Peak Charter School was unanimously approved for five more years at Twin Rivers Unified.

October 29

Heritage Peak Charter School was unanimously approved for five more years at Twin Rivers Unified.

November 5

Museum School is ready for five more wonderful years after being renewed by San Diego Unified School District.

November 5

Museum School is ready for five more wonderful years after being renewed by San Diego Unified School District.

November 12

Delta Elementary Charter School earns renewal for a five-year term in Clarksburg.

November 12

Delta Elementary Charter School earns renewal for a five-year term in Clarksburg.

November 12

KIPP Bayview Academy and KIPP SF Bay Academy are both renewed for five years by San Francisco Unified School District.

November 12

KIPP Bayview Academy and KIPP SF Bay Academy are both renewed for five years by San Francisco Unified School District.

November 19

Ingenium Charter School’s and Public Policy Charter School’s five-year renewals are approved by LAUSD.

November 19

Ingenium Charter School’s and Public Policy Charter School’s five-year renewals are approved by LAUSD.

December 9

Gorman Learning Center San Bernardino/Santa Clarita unanimously approved for renewal by Lucerne Valley USD.

December 9

Gorman Learning Center San Bernardino/Santa Clarita unanimously approved for renewal by Lucerne Valley USD.

December 10

The New School of San Francisco earns positive recommendations from ACCS for renewal AND a material revision to add a middle school.

December 10

The New School of San Francisco earns positive recommendations from ACCS for renewal AND a material revision to add a middle school.

December 10

Tracy Independent Study Charter School, a new nonclassroom-based charter school, is approved.

December 10

Tracy Independent Study Charter School, a new nonclassroom-based charter school, is approved.

December 10

After a seven-day jury trial, YM&C successfully defends a southern California school and several administrators sued by a former student on various tort and contract claims. 

December 10

After a seven-day jury trial, YM&C successfully defends a southern California school and several administrators sued by a former student on various tort and contract claims. 

December 11

Clayton Valley Charter High School successfully secured charter renewal after a three-month effort.

December 11

Clayton Valley Charter High School successfully secured charter renewal after a three-month effort.

December 12

Calliope Academy’s establishment charter is approved by LAUSD.

December 12

Calliope Academy’s establishment charter is approved by LAUSD.

December 12

NOVA Academy Coachella has a huge turnout to see its charter renewed for five more years.

December 12

NOVA Academy Coachella has a huge turnout to see its charter renewed for five more years.

December 17

Orange County Educational Arts Academy’s five-year renewal charter is unanimously approved by Santa Ana Unified.

December 17

Orange County Educational Arts Academy’s five-year renewal charter is unanimously approved by Santa Ana Unified.

December 19

Orange County Classical Academy is approved by Orange Unified School District, with a start date of September 2020.

December 19

Orange County Classical Academy is approved by Orange Unified School District, with a start date of September 2020.

This list of charter school approval and renewal victories is not exhaustive, and YMC celebrates all charter approval and renewal victories with gusto!

If you have any questions about how YM&C can assist your school with its petition or renewal, please contact Janelle Ruley or Jerry Simmons at 916-646-1400.

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP’s Legal Alerts provide general information about events of current legal importance; they do not constitute legal advice. As the information contained here is necessarily general, its application to a particular set of facts and circumstances may vary. We do not recommend that you act on this information without consulting legal counsel.

 

Contact YM&C with questions regarding this Legal Alert:

Janelle Ruley, ESQ.
Partner
jruley@mycharterlaw.com
916.646.1400

Jerry Simmons, ESQ.
Partner
jsimmons@mycharterlaw.com
916.646.1400

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