Enrollment Fair to Help KIMA Students Transition as School Closes

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748
Washington, D.C. — The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will hold an enrollment fair for students and families of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers (KIMA) Public Charter School on Friday, August 27th at 6:30 pm at KIMA’s campus at 100 Peabody Street, NW, First Floor.  The PCSB revoked KIMA’s charter and the school will not open on August 30th.
The enrollment fair is intended to help KIMA families find new schools as quickly as possible.  Representatives from other D.C. public charter schools and D.C. public schools will be at the fair to share information about their school’s programs. 
On August 23, the D.C. Superior Court denied KIMA’s motion to stay the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s revocation of its charter.  KIMA was chartered in 2000 by the D.C. Board of Education and served nearly 200 students in grades 6-12.
The D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees 52 public charter schools on 96 campuses, serving approximately 28,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Public charter schools now serve 38% of all public school students in Washington, DC.