Schenectady school district to host charter school hearing March 24

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The Schenectady City School District will host a virtual public hearing Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to solicit public input about the proposed Destine Prepartory Charter School for elementary students.

Re’Shawn Rogers, a former Brooklyn educator, last month submitted a proposal with the SUNY Charter Schools Institute to open an K-5 charter school in Schenectady, the first charter school bid in the city in a decade.

As part of the authorization process, the home school district must host a public hearing. Information to access the virtual hearing can be found at the district website.

Sara Schneller, a Schenectady district official, will facilitate the public hearing, and a representative from Destine will be on hand to present an overview of the proposal. The district will collect comments and feedback to submit to SUNY as part of their review process.

A spokesperson with the SUNY Charter School Institute earlier this month said school proposals could be recommended to a SUNY approval committee in June.

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