Lawsuit targets Rocketship charter schools in San Jose-area

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

In another blow to the flagging fortunes of Rocketship charter schools, four Santa Clara County school districts have filed a lawsuit seeking to rescind the approval of 20 Rocketship schools and prevent the county school board from granting similar requests.

The suit claims that the Santa Clara County Board of Education overstepped its authority in approving petitions for the 20 charter schools in December 2011, and argues that only local school districts can approve them.

"The suit is not an attempt to prevent charter schools in Santa Clara County," the plaintiffs' lawyer, Sue Ann Salmon Evans, said, "but to ensure that local charter schools are authorized in compliance with the law."

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