Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In an 8-1 vote Tuesday, the Math & IT Academy lost its bid to open in the county.
The proposal to build a charter school in Loudoun County failed to win the support of the Loudoun School Board Tuesday on an 8-1 vote. Only Bill Fox (Leesburg) voted against the motion to deny the application to construct the Loudoun Math & IT Academy. The proposal became somewhat controversial after opposition turned back some initial supporters. The school board received letters from Loudoun Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) and state Sen. Dick Black (R-13) withdrawing support for the charter school. The school system had a page dedicated to the proposal. Read more about the school board's actions on Leesburg Today.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A decision about whether to permit the school is expected by the end of February.
A final decision by Loudoun County Public Schools on a proposal to permit Loudoun’s first charter school, the Loudoun Math & IT Academy is set for Feb. 26 after the school board denied a request to delay the review. Listed below are key dates in the review process, including opportunities for public input: Visit the applicants website at http://www.lmitacademy.org. The Loudoun school system has also set up a page about the proposed school here. Contact the school board and let them know whether you support or oppose the school:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The school system will continue its review of the proposal for the Loudoun Math & IT Academy, without permitting additional time.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The applicants for a local charter school have requested a three-month freeze on the school system’s review.
This past week, applicants for the Loudoun Math and IT Academy the following message to Loudoun County School Board Chairman Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) seeking to delay, or freeze, the school system’s review of the charter school proposal. According to a press release, the request will allow the applicant additional time to adjust the proposal based on feedback. The full letter follows: Dear Chairman Hornberger: I am writing on behalf of the Loudoun Math and IT Academy (LMITA) Governing Board to formally request that the School Board delay the action process for a three-month period on the proposed LMITA public charter school application. We believe that the two-month review of our application by the Select Committee was very productive in …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
An opposition group has formed to fight proposal in Loudoun County.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Family of charter facilities hopes to fill a need in Loudoun
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Loudoun residents wanting to be part of the decision-making process for a charter school planning to locate in the county are invited to participate a short survey the company hopes will provide guidance about the type of school it would build and the curriculum. Imagine Schools is a national group of charter schools searching for a parcel in Loudoun to construct a facility. Imagine wants to know what residents would like to see in such a school, from the grades offered to the core programs. Are parents looking for a curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate approach, a classical academy or a school that focuses on science, technology, engineering and Mathematics. Imagine currently operates 73 schools in 12 states and the DC, …