Charter school denied for K-6 in Duquesne

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The receiver for the Duquesne City School denied the application for a proposed charter school for grades K-6 filed by a group of residents.

Receiver Paul Long announced his denial at his receiver’s business meeting Tuesday, saying the application was contrary to the district’s recovery plan and failed to demonstrate sustainable support or provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Mr. Long also said the application failed to include all necessary contents and to show the school could serve as a model for other public schools.

The application was filed by former school director Connie Lucas along with retired Wilkinsburg superintendent Archie Perrin and his wife, Carolyn, and local architect Larry Hassan.

The group can appeal to the state charter appeals board. That board last year denied a previous charter application filed by Ms. Lucas for a school in Duquesne.

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