Charter School Proposed for Navy Base Approved By Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent

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Posted: March 16, 2012
National Charter School Resource Center
Focus Areas: Military Families
States: Illinois

A charter school proposed for a site on Naval Station Great Lakes has been approved by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Chistopher Koch.

Koch issued an order on March 15, 2012 overturning the North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 Board of Education’s rejection of the school proposed by the LEARN Charter School Network of Chicago. The local school board’s 4-2 vote against the proposal came on  March 1, 2012 after a presentation of the basic terms for authorizing the charter school.

The Lake County News-Sun published an article about the local school board’s vote and an article about Koch’s order.