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A group of parents and local supporters, mostly from the Talega area, has decided to withdraw its application for a charter school. The organization met in July to explore the possibilities during a meeting at the Talega Swim and Athletic Club.
“We are informing you that we, the lead petitioners and founding families for the proposed Orange County Classics Academy, C.S. Lewis charter school, have withdrawn our support from the charter petition,” a letter from the organization stated. “We have notified both OCCA (the charter management organization we were working with) and the CUSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent of our decision to revoke our support for the OCCA charter petition due to missed deadlines and delays in finalizing the charter document.”
The letter said the group was appreciative of the signatures for the petition, which gathered more than 500 when 250 were required.
“This goes to show the demand that exists for school choice,” the letter stated. “We will keep you posted on our volunteer efforts as we are committed to continuing to volunteer our time to support school choice opportunities for the parents and students in our area.”
The letter was signed by Amy Carter, Amanda Earnest, Andrea Ewell, Candice Hall, Debbie Flowers, Janet Schluntz, Jevin Ferguson, Laura Ferguson, Leigh Apodaca, Ryan Hall, Stacy Reynolds and Susie Hattan.