Jul 11, 2012 10:29 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Calcasieu Board Says No to Charter Transportation

The Calcasieu Parish School Board has denied a request to provide transportation to two charter schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation has requested a partnership involving Lake Charles Charter Academy, Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy, and the district regarding transportation.
The foundation says the law requires school districts to provide transportation.
Superintendent Wayne Savoy said more information was needed. He recommended that the board deny the request, which members did Tuesday night.
The board's attorney, Gregory Belfour, said a court has ruled in another district's case that the district must make an agreement to provide transportation for charters, but the charter schools must pay the cost.
Board Member Mack Dellafosse, who voted for an agreement, said the board may face a lawsuit on the issue.


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