For Immediate Release: May 23, 2018
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, firstname.lastname@example.org
State charter school association responds to Path Academy allegations
New Haven, CT – Today the Connecticut State Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss audit findings for Path Academy and the process of revoking the school’s charter. The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response.
Northeast Charter Schools Network Connecticut State Director Yam Menon said, “The State Department of Education is right to intervene and investigate. Now we need to hear the school’s side of the story. If the school cannot provide facts that contradict the state’s allegations, the state should take the strongest possible action.
“This process shows that quality and strong authorizing is critically important. The promise to create better opportunities for kids and families is only realized when authorizers hold schools accountable for their performance.
"Path Academy’s kids are among the most vulnerable in the state, and for them and their families, the thought of losing their school is painful. They are our number one concern, and we urge a fair and quick resolution for their sake. We are grateful that the Commissioner and the Connecticut State Department of Education are committed to helping these kids find educational options that best serve their needs.”
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 300 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.