Carroll County (Md.) Board of Ed denies charter school application

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Carroll County (Md.) Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to reject an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to establish the county’s first charter school.

While board members voted to deny the application, they encouraged the group to revise their application and resubmit it for the charter school to open in the fall of 2015.

"I think you've got a very valid and viable proposal to make," board member Gary Bauer said. "Don't give up, please come back."

Superintendent Steve Guthrie had recommended denying the application, citing concerns with measuring student performance objectives, the failure to adequately outline a student records management plan, and the school's proposed budget.

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