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Massachusetts Charter Schools

Comments Sought on Proposed Charter School, Public Hearing Scheduled

The Department invites written comments on an application for a new charter school.

  • Worcester Cultural Academy Charter Public School proposed for Worcester: The Department has received a final charter application for the proposed Worcester Cultural Academy Charter Public School, which would serve up to 360 students in grades K-8. Next steps include a review of the written final application, an interview of the applicant group, a public hearing, and a review of public comments submitted to the Department. Commissioner Riley will then review all of the materials and decide whether to recommend the proposal to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for charter award in February 2023. The public hearing will be held at 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9 at the Hebert Auditorium, Surprenant Building, Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester.

Please contact the Department at charterschools@doe.mass.edu to obtain copies of the charter application. Comments should be submitted by Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, c/o Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 or by email to charterschools@doe.mass.edu .





Last Updated: November 17, 2022



 
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