Wednesday, February 22, 2006
DALLAS -- The Morrison Charter School Board voted at a special meeting Monday afternoon to appeal the recent Dallas School Board decision denying renewal of the Morrison charter.
"Will it (the appeal letter) bring light to this affair?" board member Chuck Lerwick asked.
Board Chair Don Currey replied, "They (the state Department of Education) will review the law and the process followed by the Dallas Board. They may also take testimony from both sides."
Currey observed that the Dallas Board appears to have followed the required procedure in arriving at its decision. He further noted that the appeal process takes time.
The latter observation is relevant, sinces the charter and the lease on the premises occupied by the school both expire June 30.
The appeal letter will be written by Currey and Morrison's executive director, Don Wildfang. No action was taken by the board to involve legal counsel at this time.
"We would rather apply the money to education for the students," Currey commented.