East Bay High School Considers Charter School Conversion

CONCORD (KCBS) – Scores of parents and teachers affiliated with Clayton Valley High School in Concord have pinned their hopes on a Tuesday school board meeting, where the Mt. Diablo Unified School District would consider a plan to convert the campus into a charter school.

Parents have complained they don’t like the direction the school has been going in lately.

“The class size reduction that we had in place for 9th grade is gone, our summer school program is gone, the classes across the board are packed,” lamented parent Alison Bacigalupo.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

“It’s a telling statement, I think,” Bacigalupo said of the push to change Clayton Valley into a charter school, which would give the school more autonomy to create different academic programs. “And if something doesn’t work then we can try something new. The funding that our kids get, all the ADA (Average Daily Attendance) funding, would come directly to us as opposed to going through the school district.”

Supporters have proposed having the charter conversion complete in time for the 2012-2013 school year.

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