Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy of Wake County
Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy gets unfavorable ruling from State Board of Education panel
A State Board of Education panel voted 3-0 on Monday to uphold a Charter Schools Review Board denial of a charter to Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy-Wake (HCLA-Wake). Charter applicant Kashi Bazemore immediately notified the panel that she will seek legal representation and appeal the panel’s decision to the NC Office of Administrative Hearings. HCLA-Wake leaders […]
State Board of Education panel to hear appeal of Charter Schools Review Board decision
The leaders of the proposed Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy-Wake are appealing a review board’s decision to deny it a charter, preventing the school from opening. A three-member State Board of Education panel will hear HCLA-Wake’s appeal Monday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m., in a virtual meeting. The panel will then make a recommendation to the […]
Charter school applicants’ request for reconsideration rescheduled for October
The new Charter School Review Board has temporarily tabled the requests of two charter school applicants seeking reconsideration of unfavorable State Board of Education rulings. The Review Board will hold those hearings next month. One of the applicants seeking reconsideration of an earlier state board ruling is Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy — Wake County. The […]
New Charter School Review Board prepares to flex its authority
A new Charter School Review Board created by Republican lawmakers could soon get a chance to flex its muscle. Established under House Bill 618, the review board assumes many of the oversight responsibilities of the State Board of Education. It has the power to grant, amend, terminate and renew charter applications. The Review Board replaces […]
After rejection by State Board of Education, charter school operator questions whether conflicts of interest were at play
Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy of Wake County’s application to open in 2024 was unanimously rejected by the State Board of Education this month despite a glowing recommendation from the Charter School Advisory Board. The charter board had rejected an earlier version of the application but cited a new, stronger application and an impressive assemblage of people to serve on the school’s Board of Directors for its change of heart.
On second attempt, proposed Wake charter school gets ‘improbable’ green light
The leaders of Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy of Wake County (HCLA-Wake) sailed through a second-round interview Monday to win improbable, but unanimous support from the Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) to open a K-8 school in northeastern Wake County. Why improbable?