Charter school unfazed by school board’s rejection

Though San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education rejected a proposal by C5 International School to create a K-5 charter school in The City, organizers are not fazed.

According to the proposed charter’s website, backers say they are going to the State Board of Education with their application to create a Reggio-Emilia-based school.

The Italian project-based learning program requires teachers and caregivers to see children as competent, resourceful, curious, imaginative, and possessing the desire and ability to communicate with others.

“We completed the Phase One review with the San Francisco School District and are now preparing for Phase Two, which is sending our proposal petition to Sacramento for review by the California State Board of Education,” the website states. “Once they approve it, we will be back to the school district for facilities to open our charter school next fall for 100 students who will be in kindergarten through third grade.”

San Francisco’s board of education, which rejected the charter school last week, listed “insufficient programs” and unanswered budgetary questions as reasons to reject the application.

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