Washoe County School Board Shuts Down Charter School
The Washoe County School board voted to close one of its charter high schools amid low graduation rates, financial troubles and declining student enrollment.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the I Can Do Anything Charter High School has 197 students and was the state’s first charter school in 1998. The district said the school would need $137,000 on top of what it anticipates receiving from per-pupil funding to start the July fiscal year.
The school’s graduation rate this year was 31 percent, compared with the district’s 84 percent. Superintendent Traci Davis said the Nevada Department of Education had warned officials that if ICDA’s failures were not addressed, it could result in the district losing charter status for all schools.