Pr. George’s charter school seeks deal to stay open, avoid court.
Examiner, 19 Jun 2007 (Fowler).
Prince George’s County - A Prince George’s County charter school that the Board of Education tried to shut down last week wants to have an agreement in place to keep the school open prior to a June 26 court hearing on the situation.
“Potomac Public Charter School’s board [of directors] is willing to work with the Board of Education … to reach an amicable solution,” said Marsha Byrd, president of the board of directors. “But the decision would rest with the Prince George’s County Board of Education.”
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On Friday, a Prince George’s Circuit Court judge granted the school a temporary restraining order preventing the board of education from shutting it down. A hearing on the school’s request for an injunction to prevent a closure until the school exhausts the appeals process is scheduled for June 26. The school in Fort Washington instructs 137 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.