Anyone know what is happening with Peachtree Hope Charter School?
The Memorial Drive school was approved last year by the now defunct state Charter Schools Commission and was part of the Sabis network of schools. The school had lost its charter because of the recent Supreme Court decision impacting 16 new and existing schools, but had won a year’s lease on life via a vote by the DeKalb Board of Education.
However, if you go to the school web site today, you will find only this stark note: This is no longer the website for Peachtree Hope Charter School. Please contact (404) 622-2727 for more information.
I called the number and after many rings, a message came on still identifying the school as part of the Minnesota-based SABIS Educational Systems and directing me to the Web site. I will check Monday to see if Sabis pulled out because of the state Supreme Court ruling and whether the school plans to try to soldier on as an independent school.
However, Peachtree Hope is not on the list of schools to be considered by the state Board of Education Tuesday so I am unsure of its status or its future.
Peachtree Hope Charter School and the Museum School of Avondale Estates were granted approval for one year by DeKalb school board, but have to go through the formality of state board sanction. The Museum School is on the Tuesday agenda, but Peachtree Hope is not.
Anyone know what is going on?
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog