Charter school reapplies in Ascension Parish
DONALDSONVILLE - Backers of the R. Rayborn Charter School are making a second bid to form the first charter school in Ascension Parish.
The group behind the proposed K-5 visual and performing arts school submitted a required letter of intent with the Ascension Parish School Board by the Tuesday deadline.
In January, the school board denied the group's application in a 9-2 vote. The school system's third-party manager for the charter process told the board then the application was missing data in several areas, including leadership, education programs and teaching.
The charter school's new board president, Darryl Hambrick, said Wednesday the charter board has undergone a reorganization and brought in an expert to look at the weaknesses identified in January for its new application.
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