The Community School for Creative Education will open in Oakland, after all. The Waldorf-inspired charter school won an appeal last night from the Alameda County Board of Education. In January, the Oakland school board denied the charter upon the recommendation of its charter schools’ office.
It’s the second charter school this year to be rejected by the Oakland school district only to get the green light from the county. The board voted 5-1 to let the Waldorf-inspired school open in Oakland, with Fred Sims voting `no.’ Felix Elizalde wasn’t present.
Last month, the county board also allowed East Oakland’s Cox Academy to remain open next year. In March, the Oakland school board voted to close the school, saying it had not lived up to the terms of the charter.
This also means that these schools will be accountable to the county board from here on out, not the Oakland school district.