Charter school gets turned down by Tulsa Schools again
Wednesday, June 19th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
The Tulsa School Board has rejected a charter school proposal for the second time from Pentagon Academy.
Pentagon was turned-down the first time back in April. Advocates showed up to support Pentagon Academy's efforts to become Tulsa's fourth charter school. But they didn't get the result they wanted.
On a recommendation from Tulsa School superintendent Dr David Sawyer, the school board voted 4 to 1 to reject the school's appeal. Those opposed say there's a conflict of interest between the potential charter school and Greenwood Christian Center, the schools would-be landlord. Paul Thomas, Tulsa School board member: "Whatever was done to help differentiate those two organizations was not clear enough.â€
School officials insist the concerns had been met. State law does allow Pentagon Academy officials to appeal the decision through arbitration.