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October 22, 2013 > Meeting for new charter school in New Haven District

Meeting for new charter school in New Haven District

Submitted By NH News

October 15 - More than 30 people spoke to the Board of Education during a public hearing last Tuesday night on a petition calling for the creation of a charter school within the boundaries of the New Haven Unified School District.

About 20 people, mostly members of the Sikh community, spoke in favor of the proposed Dashmesh Charter Academy School. About a dozen speakers expressed opposition, citing potential negative impacts. The Board will vote on the matter in November.

At the meeting, the Board approved a new District policy on equity, committing itself Òto achieving equity and excellence for each and every student, preparing them for citizenship, higher education, and the workforce.Ó The Board also approved a new District policy on employee use of technology and revised policies on use of technology in instruction and student use of technology.

The next New Haven Unified School District Board Meeting will be held on Nov. 19.

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