The newly-seated Board of Education for the Douglas County School District voted on a resolution to approve the STEM HS charter application last night. The vote was unanimous.
The four new board members sworn in last night ran as a pro-charter slate. Many of the Douglas County charter school parents were active in campaigning and voting for this slate.
The district is also in the midst of hiring a new Superintendent after the departure of Jim Christensen earlier this school year.
The STEM HS is slated to open in the fall of 2010 near the Lucent Blvd and C-470 intersection. The secondary school will begin with grades 6-9 and grow one grade level at a time through 12th grade. Members of the aerospace industry have been vocal supporters of the charter school application.