Why would a charter petition be denied approval?

The Board engages in a very rigorous standard of approval for new charter petitions. Our goal is to offer quality schools to families in the district. For a charter to be approved, it must meet all of the guidelines outlined in the application. There must be an alignment with our mission and philosophy, a demonstrated need for the school and/or specific populations. There needs to be inclusion of special populations. The founding group must also provide sufficient evidence of its ability to operate a public charter school and progress in developing the plan for approval.