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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Red Rock Academy’

Red Rock charter denied

Red Rock charter denied

    Press Release   The Thompson School District Board of Education unanimously denied a charter school application from Red Rock Academy during a special meeting today. A resolution for denial listed nine key reasons for the action (resolution attached). The vote by the board follows weeks of discussion, several open meetings, a community forum and reviews by the community, staff and the District Accountability Committee. The next step for the founders of Red ... Full Story

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

Residents, district staffers, school board members speak out at meeting         By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/19/2011 11:26:00 PM MDT BERTHOUD -- Red Rock Academy got a resounding "no" during public comment Wednesday at the Thompson Board of Education meeting. Not one of the 26 speakers who addressed the school board on the charter school application showed his or her support. District staffers gave that lack of community ... Full Story

Public schools vs charter schools

Public schools vs charter schools

  There has been much attention lavished on the subject of charter schools recently. The proposal of the Red Rock Academy in Berthoud has brought out a lot of emotion and rhetoric by those for and those against the charter school Much has been written about charter schools in the United States and those articles may help shed some light on charter schools in general. One of the most important questions is whether charter schools are superior to public schools. The answer seems ... Full Story

Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school

Reporter-Herald Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school Most speakers at forum oppose Red Rock Academy By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/13/2011 11:48:17 PM MDT   BERTHOUD -- At the bidding of Berthoud resident Christine Torres, the majority of the 300 people attending a charter school community forum Thursday night held up paper signs stating "NO!" in block letters.They yelled, clapped and cheered when Torres gave up 30 seconds of her two ... Full Story

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

I ran the numbers that were provided by Red Rocks Academy in the Berthoud Surveyor on the proposed charter school. As Red Rocks freely admits, the "money follows the student.” I have attached the spreadsheet of that money so that you can see the impact. Now, if a school has already been built, as have all the Berthoud schools, then there are fixed costs associated with their operation that must be covered. Fixed costs are just that: fixed. If there are no children in the school, they are ... Full Story

No to charter school

No to charter school

  Some people are in line to make money on this charter school project, but what it will do is to tear our town apart. Berthoud is too small for a charter school. Yes, they can probably do it. The school board will turn the application down and then the state will approve it. This is all planned out already. Why don't the organizers ask the people of Berthoud through a vote and let us see if they are really in this to help the people or just in it for themselves. If the school is built, ... Full Story

Special Meeting on Charter School

Special Meeting on Charter School

Nearly 700 signatures opposing charter school in

  Opponents of the proposed Red Rock Academy have collected nearly 700 signatures on their online petition at www.supportberthoudschools.org. According to the website: SupportBerthoudSchools.org is a grassroots effort of concerned parents who have joined together to support our four existing Berthoud public schools. We are passionate about protecting our right to choose quality public education for our children." Also online is "A Response to Red Rock Academy's Fact Check." Read ... Full Story

Red Rock Academy Forum

Thomson School District is holding a community forum regarding the charter school application for Red Rock Academy in Berthoud. The meeting is scheduled for Oct. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Berthoud High School. The public will have an opportunity to provide input regarding the application. One group has already voiced an opinon. The organizers of a new website, Support Berthoud Schools, is asking community members to sign the petition on the website to ask the Board of Education to reject ... Full Story

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