YES Charter Academy Renewal Appeal Granted by Yuba County Office of Education

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May 12, 2013 YES is a TK-8 charter school that offers a unique environmental science-based education program in rural Yuba County. Yuba Environmental Science Charter Academy (YES Charter Academy) petition for charter renewal to Marysville Joint Unified School District was denied on March 12. The school had been renewed twice since their initial approval in 2008, and the school leaders where caught off guard by the sudden change in position by the board.

The YES community rallied to support their school's appeal to the Yuba County Office of Education, with the support of CCSA, Families That Can, CSMC, and Young, Minney & Corr. We are thrilled that YES earned a contingent approval, with 4 members (Hovey, Fletcher, Binninger, Rasetetter) voting in support of the renewal and 2 against (Dawson and Smith). YES will move forward with developing a fresh relationship with their new authorizer. School leaders will work with COE staff work on the details of a memorandum of understanding, which must be approved the June 19th board meeting.