#DropTheSuit Update – Judge says charter school parents can’t join suit, July 21, 2016

Today’s update on the legal actions between Saint Louis Public Schools, the state and public charter schools isn’t what we wanted to hear, but it’s important that we give you the information – whether it’s good, bad or indifferent. The upside is that Confluence Charter Schools’ is getting ready for another school year because we have work to do on behalf of our students and families. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 17. It’s a full day for all students at each of our schools – Aspire Academy, Confluence Academy-Old North, Confluence Academy-South City, Confluence Preparatory Academy, Elite Academy at CPA and Grand Center Arts Academy.
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Bill considers transfer to charter schools from unaccredited districts. Additional news regarding search for permanent chief executive officer for Confluence

Included here are links to two article of interest to those in the GCAA community: 1. Missouri’s Senate Bill 638 would allow students from unaccredited districts to transfer to approved charter schools. Grand Center Arts Academy meets the requirements of an approved charter school, so it’s possible that families from Normandy and Riverview Gardens, the only unaccredited districts in the area, might be eligible to enroll at GCAA. The article is a Q-and-A format that explains what we know right now. 2. Announcement of the board’s decision to search for a permanent chief executive officer. Dr. Peter Kachris will remain with Confluence as interim CEO until the position is filled. A search committee will be formed as part of the process to find a CEO.