ACEL Charter High School Approved

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April 26, 2012 In what was a dramatic ending to an emotionally-charged night which went past midnight when the Academy for Civic & Entrepreneurial Leadership (ACEL) was approved for another 5 years at their hearing in front of the Fresno Unified School District Board. The motion was for denial of their renewal and it came down to a 3-3 tie vote with one board member abstaining. Education law requires that chartering school districts make a decision with 60 days of receiving a charter petition or the petition is automatically renewed. The deadline for ACEL had passed and because the tie vote equated to no board action, ACEL's charter was renewed automatically. Congratulation to the students & families, staff, administration and board of ACEL and thank you for all those that stayed late into the night to voice their support of the school. It was truly an exciting night.

Please plan to attend the next round of Central Valley regional meetings

At the last meetings, we worked to make the meetings more interactive and provide more opportunities for charter leaders to connect and network with one another. They proved to be the best meetings yet. Please pre-register for the meetings at our events calendar on our web page, go to the date of the event and click on it to register. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

  • The Fresno area meeting will be held on Thursday May 17th from 9 am to 12 pm at the University of California, Fresno Center at 550 E Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93710 in the Inyo Conference Room.

  • The Bakersfield area meeting will be held on Tuesday May 22nd from 9 am to 12 pm at the Kern County Superintendent of School's Larry E. Reider Education Center room # 202 at 2000 K St. Bakersfield, CA 93301 . The parking entrance is located on 20th street and guests are to park on the 3rd level.

  • The Modesto area meeting will once again be held at the Stanislaus County Office of Education on Thursday May 24th from 1 pm to 4 pm at 1100 H St Modesto, CA 95354 .

John Madrid
Regional Director, Central Valley