Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gillingham Wins Appeal; Charter Renewed for 5 Years

On Tuesday morning, the Gillingham Charter School won an appeal in Harrisburg.

The Gillingham Charter School won their appeal before the State Charter Appeals Board and had their charter renewed for 5 more years.

In a statement from Nicolle Hutchinson, CEO and Director of Education at Gillingham said

"Gillingham Charter School is dedicated to providing high quality education to the students of Schuylkill County. By law charter schools are required to apply for renewal every five years, and we can only hope that the Pottsville will not turn this into a two year process every five years. Gillingham has proven that we have and always will be faithful stewards of our charter.

We thank our Board, administration, and countless others who have guided us every step of the way. We are so appreciative of our families who provided a community of support for one another during this time of uncertainty. We look forward to a renewed commitment to our schools mission and vision, and teaching Relational Education through the Charlotte Mason framework, without the constant distraction of the renewal process."

Today's decision came after Gillingham had made their official appeal heard before the board in late July.

Back in 2015, the Pottsville Area School Board rejected Gillingham Charter School's application for a second five-year charter.

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