Jacksonville charter school given a second chance, strict performance standards in place
A charter school in Jacksonville facing closure has been granted a second chance.
In 2013, ZECA. School of Arts & Technology was approved for a 10-year charter, which was due for renewal in February. At a February meeting, the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board denied Z.E.C.A.'s charter renewal by a vote of 7-3 due to the school's historically low academic performance.
After hearing input from teachers and families, the State Board of Education stepped in, reversing the decision and granting a three-year charter with strict performance standards.