TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MISSOURI DESE STATEMENT ON GORDON PARKS DRAMA!!!
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MISSOURI DESE WANTS THE FINAL WORD ON THE GORDON PARKS DRAMA AND HERE IT IS . . . FIRST ON TKC!!!
State Board of Education Reaches Agreement on Gordon Parks Ruling
The Missouri State Board of Education and the Gordon Parks Elementary School have agreed on language in an amended final judgment on the school's charter application. Last week the Board filed a motion to amend the judge's decision citing factual inaccuracies in the ruling, which was written by opposing counsel. The final judgment removed those inaccuracies. The charter school's contract remains intact.
"We continue to be concerned about the performance of Gordon Parks," said Chris L. Nicastro, commissioner of education. "Charter schools – like all public schools – are expected to provide quality education for the children they serve."
The State Board voted unanimously not to renew the school's five-year charter application at its May meeting. A decision by a judge last month overturned that vote.
Amended Final Judgment: http://dese.mo.gov/documents/AmendedJudgment.pdf
"Gordon Parks Elementary School today agreed to wording changes in a previous judgment renewing Gordon Parks’ charter. The Judgment in Gordon Parks’ favor remains. In exchange for these wording changes, the State of Missouri has agreed not to appeal the Judge’s decision. This means that Gordon Parks’ charter is renewed and must be treated as such by DESE and the state board. We are elated that the cloud of litigation has been removed and that this matter is behind us."
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