“A charter school may weight its lottery to give slightly better chances for admission to all or a subset of educationally disadvantaged students if State law permits the use of weighted lotteries in favor of such students.”
Early College High School, the new charter school that opened in Dover, DE this academic year submitted a request for a major modification. On February 2nd, they had their meeting with the Charter School Accountability Committee. What happened at this meeting looks like it took the Charter School Accountability Committee completely by surprise. It turns out, Federal charter school law does not allow specific interest as an enrollment preference for admission to a charter school.
Early College High School’s major modification request was to change their enrollment preference to take out both the specific interest clause and weighted enrollment preference for the children of any of the school’s founders. The school said they…
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