Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Breaking: Metro School Board Rejects Great Hearts ... Again

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

The City Paper's Joey Garrison has just reported that the Metro School Board, in its first meeting since four new members were elected in August, has rejected the Great Hearts charter proposal for a third time, defying the state yet again.

Last month, despite a state order to approve the Arizona-based charter operator's application, the board refused to grant it, deferring a vote on the matter until Great Hearts submitted a diversity plan that the board deemed acceptable.

Tonight, per Garrison's irreplaceable tweets, the board voted 5-4 against a motion to approve Great Hearts contingent upon its compliance with mandates from the state board, including one addressing diversity.

The roll call, according to Garrison:

Voting no: Amy Frogge, Cheryl Mayes, Anna Shepherd, Jo Ann Brannon and Sharon Gentry.

Voting yes: Michael Hayes, Will Pinkston, Elissa Kim and Jill Speering.

Garrison will no doubt have a story up soon, and we'll link to it here when he does. Until then, you can read back through his reporting so far, and follow him, here on Twitter.

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