ICOE board rejects Imagine petition

Hector Teran (center, wearing red shirt) holds a sign showing his opposition to Imagine School’s charter petition Monday night. The petition was voted down 3-2 by the Imperial County Office of Education’s Board of Trustees. PHOTO MICHAEL MARESH

EL CENTRO — Imagine Schools will not be reopening this year under any name or any condition, the Imperial County Office of Education Board of Trustees decided Monday.

The petition to reopen the former Imagine Schools of Imperial Valley under the name Imagine Schools Imperial County was rejected by a 3-2 vote.

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Victor Zazueta

I am so relieved that the ICOE board rejected a rehashed Imagine School Charter proposal 3 to 2. This Virginia based for-profit educational corporation is just interested in taking property tax money away from public schools and putting it into the pockets of Imagine School backer, corporate owners, and investors. They failed to produce promised results and bamboozled parents with unmet promises. Shameful they have the support of one of our elected Board of Supervisors who is clearly anti-union. See: http://cashinginonkids.org/about/

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