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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Voyager Charter pulls petition from OUSD
Voyager Charter withdraws Orange Unified petition for charter school
The December 8, 2016 Orange Unified School Board Agenda Action Item 14 is listed as "Item Withdrawn by Petitioner". The agenda item was a staff recommendation to deny the petition to open a charter school in Orange Unified. The agenda shows that the staff resolution to deny the petition was on pages 7-10. Those pages have been redacted from the agenda which was posted online December 5, 2016.
As of this posting on 12/6/16, the
website still shows that the Orange Unified Board will be considering the
school's petition on Thursday 12/8/16. Voyager
Last month the OUSD Board conducted a public hearing on the proposed charter school.
Orange Net News researched members of the Voyager Charter Board of Directors listed on proposed school's website.
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Also on the Voyager Charter Board is
psychologist Dr. Perry Passaro. Dr.
Passaro is no stranger to Orange Unified. In 2006, a written assessment of an
OUSD student from Dr. Passaro's (he did not testify) was part of an
California State Administrative Hearing that OUSD prevailed in- allowing the
district to conduct another assessment of the student. Newport
Another Voyager Charter Board of Director member is Erin Keller. From the Voyager Charter website, Keller's biography explains Keller's vast experience as a teacher and promotes the post-truth impression that Keller is still teaching. She is not. According to Keller's LinkedIn page, Keller has been an executive assistant for the Orange County Office of Chapter 13 (bankruptcy court) since 2014. Before that she was an Executive Legal Assistant for Lewis Law Group in
2013-2014. and held another legal assistant job for Sherman Oaks' Simon and
Renick from 2009-2013. According to her LinkedIn page, she taught for
only five years 13 years ago. Santa Ana
President of Voyager Charter Board of Directors is Chris Winn. The biography on the Voyager website about Winn lists him as President of Sales and Service Inc. According to the Sales and Service website, the firm is headquartered on
La Palma Ave in . The Voyager
Charter website also lists Winn as a founder of GenNext . It describes GenNext
as " Anaheim based organization with
roles in Philanthropy, a Federal PAC, with an investment platform (Foundation)
for matters important to our country’s continued success, national security and
education". Newport Beach
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New OUSD Trustee to be sworn in
After winning the 2016 November election, Brenda Lebsack will be sworn in on Thursday December 8th as the new Trustee Area 6 representative.
The trustees will also be electing officers for the new year with Agenda Item 10 A.
NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING December 8, 2016
Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
CLOSED SESSION- 6:00 pm
OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
: OUSD AGENDA AGENDA-CLICK ON
For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015
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