State Denies Appeal Made By Proposed Maywood Charter School

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.

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D89 Votes Down Proposed Charter School That Wants Millions in Public Funding, State to Weigh in Next

Elaine Lee before the District 89 school board on April 6. | Michael Romain/VFP Friday, June 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  District 89 officials are pushing hard against a proposed charter school that’s the brainchild of a district employee. Dr. Elaine Lee, a longtime D89 school psychologist, has been fighting for at least six years to open Mastery Academy. During an April … Continue reading D89 Votes Down Proposed Charter School That Wants Millions in Public Funding, State to Weigh in Next

D89 to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Charter School Today, April 6, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews The District 89 school board will hold a public hearing on a proposed charter school tonight, Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m., at its headquarters at 906 Walton St. in Melrose Park. Dr. Elaine Lee, a D89 psychologist, has been trying to start Mastery Academy Charter School for the last several years. She’s presented before the … Continue reading D89 to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Charter School Today, April 6, 6 p.m.