Pr. George’s charter school remains open, appealing case.
Examiner, 29 Jun 2007 (Fowler).
A Prince George’s Circuit Court judge on Thursday extended a temporary restraining order allowing Potomac Public Charter School to remain open through July 11.Conflict of interest cost principal her job.
An attorney for the school, Tiffany Alston, told The Examiner that Potomac will file an appeal to the Maryland state Board of Education requesting a stay of its charter revocation and an immediate hearing.
Prince George’s schools spokesman John White said the judge on Thursday essentially reaffirmed a June 19 letter from the county Board of Education giving the school until July 11 to “close out the school year.” [More]
Examiner, 23 Jun 2007 (Fowler).
Potomac Public Charter School’s board of directors replaced its president and removed her from the board last week because of a possible conflict of interest situation, according to new President Marsha Byrd. [More]Trying to Save Potomac Public Charter School
Post, 21 Jun 2007 (Hernandez & Helderman).
School board looks to close charter school; Budgetary concerns, conflict of interest among reasons for board’s action.
Gazette, 21 Jun 2007 (Carter).
Earlier: 19 Jun 2007
[Comments: None of the reports identified the judge(s). No press reports have discussed how successfully the Potomac school may have been educating our children or compared their results to those of our failing public schools, such as Overlook Elementary, which has been on watch lists for well over a decade but remains open.]