by Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director
North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools
March 17, 2017
As North Carolina moves into uncharted water with the assumption of the Community Charter School in Charlotte, it appeared as if all hope was lost when the School of Davidson removed its proposal, citing difficulty in securing a facility as well as the tight time frame for turn around. Then, the school was thrown a life preserver at today’s Charter School Advisory Board committee meeting with Northeast Community Outreach, a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, and Global Educational Resources, LLC, an education management organization, presenting a proposal for assumption.
William Cherry, retired military veteran from Charlotte and chairman, attended the meeting along with Northeast board members, Stephanie Walker, local business woman, and Grant Morgan, accountant. According to Cherry, because of its commitment to the community, “the Northeast Community Outreach board’s passion is to impact lives in a variety of ways.” Mrs. Walker explained that she is an advocate for at-risk children and families and assured the committee that “there will be no problem keeping the current students of Community Charter School. There is also a growing list of interested families.”

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