Los Angeles Education Board Votes to Shutter Inglewood Charter School

The Los Angeles County Board of Education has denied renewal of a controversial charter school run by a Beverly Hills couple that has been accused of misusing taxpayer funds.

Tuesday’s vote could spell the end for Fresh Start’s Inglewood campus — one of three in L.A. County — and leave its 400 students in the lurch. Fresh Start can still appeal the decision before the State Board of Education.

The decision to close the school is rare, the Los Angeles Times reports. It follows a recommendation from independent consultants hired by the county. Those consultants called the situation at the charter school “troubling.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times


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