... when you are a public school, using public funds? How does a private school have a lottery? Quest just recently received School wide Title 1 Designation from the public school district of which they are a part, but they can be deemed a "private school" by the Zoning Commission? In essence, it appears that the Quest Board has forced a type of voucher system on The District.
We know that it has already been said that more than likely, The District will not be renewing Quest's charter in 2015. Is this further indication that the Charter will not be renewed? By the way, if Quest didn't have the Zoning Commission approval for demolition, what is this all about:
Zoning commission gives OK to Quest
Charter school's demolition of section of Loucks building is endorsed
A zoning permit recognizing Quest Charter Academy as a private school and to support its parking lot expansion and beautification efforts received a favorable recommendation Thursday from the city's zoning commission. City Council members will vote on the recommendation Sept. 25.
The commission's approval was unanimous and supports a change that endorses the private school's demolition of 25,000 square feet, about one-third, of the former Loucks School. The demolition will leave the remaining 55,000 square feet of the building for the expanding school's use.
Quest Charter Academy is a privately run charter school authorized by District 150 with an educational focus on math, science and technology. Source
|Quest came before The District School Board seeking assistance as a public school on August 13, 2012.|