A petition to bring another charter school in town was rejected by the State Board of Education, according to a report by The Independent.
The Portola Academy — a proposed K-8 school from the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation — was denied on July 19 by the state board after a 6-3 vote, according to the report.
Further details from The Independent report:
In the recommendation to the SBE, the California Department of Education (CDE) found that the petition “does not provide sufficient information on how the school will serve the diverse and underserved student population it proposes to educate.” The CDE recommendation also described the Portola Academy financial plan as “overly optimistic and unsustainable” and found that the petition “did not provide the required number of signatures specified in state law.”
View the report on The Independent's website.