School News

May 17, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,


On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Beacon Classical Academy Charter School Board had a Special Board Meeting. The Board unanimously voted 6/0 to appeal the District's decision to revoke.  The parents and teachers spoke to the Beacon Board about their students’ upward academic progress.  The parents affirmed that Beacon is a safe school for their children and appreciate the emphasis on respect and all the virtues.  The Beacon Board weighed the parents requests and support, student progress, the California Charter School Association’s support, Beacon’s concerted efforts to work with District, and the District’s lack of support as reasons to appeal the District’s decision to the San Diego County of Education School Board.  Each Charter is granted a 5-year term and then is reviewed for another 5-year term.  The Beacon Board stated that the San Diego County Board of Education will have the opportunity to review the District’s decision and they will decide if Beacon will finish its 5-year term.  We are greatly encouraged by our Charter Board’s decision to appeal. 


The appeal could take up to 90 days for the San Diego County Board of Education the review the facts and make a decision.  This would be a close timeline to the start of the new school year.  We recommend that you enroll your child in another school for the next year as a precaution.  We also request that you fill out the attached Intent to Re-Enroll form to confirm your commitment to join us for the next school year.  Once the appeal is confirmed, we will let you know.  Please ensure that we have your updated contact information by filling out a new Emergency Contact form.   Please return both forms, no later than May 24, 2017.


Thank you again for all your support,

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Alma D. Van Nice, Ed.D

Executive Director

Office: (619) 267-1294 ext.104

Cell phone: 619-931-9722

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Our Response to District's Intent to Revoke

We thank all our Beacon parents for standing with us. Please read our response to the District. 

Queremos dar las gracias a nuestros padres de Beacon por su apoyo. Leer por favor nuestra respuesta al Distrito (disponible en Ingles solamente).