Newly seated board members voted down two charter school applications when the Charter School Institute board met on Dec. 19th. The first, Colorado Premier Academy, was proposed by former Colorado Virtual Academy and Academy of Charter Schools Executive Director, Kin Griffith. Colorado Premier proposed serving online students in the Adams 12 School District.
The second school, Milestones Academy, was proposed by National Heritage Academies. NHA successfully operates 55 schools in six states; including Landmark Academy in Reunion.
This was the first CSI board meeting for new members Van Schoales, Sam Batey and Pat Grippe. It's unclear at this time if the two denied charter applicants will be appealing to the State Board of Education. People will be watching to see if the formerly "charter-friendly" CSI board has shifted.