The Board of Education from the Falcon 49 School District has voted to fire Superintendent Grant Schmidt. Rumors have been circulating about the Superintendent for quite some time.
Falcon, one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, has utilized the charter school option to serve many of its new residential developments on the east side of Colorado Springs. The district has approved two Imagine Classical charter schools, the Banning Lewis Ranch charter school, and Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. In addition, several years ago the district accepted the transfer of Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning.
Due to the nationwide consolidation of military bases and the planned future growth of Fort Carson, the east side of Colorado Springs is expected to experience exponential growth in the next few years. Presently, Imagine Classical at Indigo Ranch, Imagine Classical at Fountain Meadows and Banning Lewis Ranch are all within a mile of each other in brand new developments. Developers have been cordial with charter school founders who want to locate in these new residential areas because having a good charter school is a draw for many prospective home buyers.