SPRINGFIELD – The state commission that oversees charter schools is set to be abolished next year while its powers and duties will be transferred to the Illinois State Board of Education.Continue reading “New Law Will Abolish State Charter School Commission”
Thursday, August 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
The Illinois State Charter School Commission (ISCSC) voted late last month to deny the appeal of Elaine Lee, a Maywood-Broadview-Melrose Park District 89 school psychologist, who was seeking to open a new charter school this academic year.
The charter school, called Mastery Academy Charter School (MACS), would have been located at Rock of Ages Baptist Church’s T.H. Wade Center on 14th Ave. and Madison St., and would have served 135 students in grades six and seven in the fall of 2017 before growing to 225 students in grades six through eight by 2019-20.
By Michael Romain The Mastery Academy Charter School, an initiative organized “by a group of local Maywood teachers proposing a middle school to serve 90 students [in Maywood, Melrose Park and Broadview],” according to the Illinois State Board of Education, will reemerge as a topic of consideration at an October 29th meeting of the District 89 school board. The charter school initiative is spearheaded by Dr. … Continue reading Proposed Charter School to Receive Another Hearing at Upcoming District 89 Board Meeting