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CVHS Charter Party on Saturday

By Theresa Harrington
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 5:46 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

The Clayton Valley Charter High committee is inviting supporters and those interested in the school to a party on Saturday, according to a flyer I received today.

Here’s what it says:

“Please join us!

Clayton Valley Charter High School Approval Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

3-6 p.m. Clayton Valley Gym (1101 Alberta Way, Concord)

The entire community is invited to celebrate the historic approval of the Clayton Valley Charter conversion. Come enjoy food & fun. Charter Board and Committee members will be on hand to answer your questions. The mission of this charter is to unite the community to raise the bar for the education of our children. Refreshments will be sold.

Please join us!

Visit or email for more details.”

Here are a few more details from charter board member Alison Bacigalupo:

“We’ll be serving hamburgers or hot dogs, chips and a cookie for $5 with drinks being an additional $1,” she wrote in an email. “Donations will also be gladly accepted!

We hope the whole community can come out and help us celebrate since we couldn’t have done it without them!!”

Do you think the charter will succeed in its mission?

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12 Responses to “CVHS Charter Party on Saturday”

  1. Flippin' Tired Says:

    I find this quote very telling: “The mission of this charter is to unite the community to raise the bar for the education of our children.”

    Too bad they did not want to unite the community to raise the bar for education of all children.

  2. Anon Says:

    C’mon Flippin’

    You could just as easily read into the mission statement that they want to raise the bar for educating our children (our meaning our MDUSD community). Which, by elminating the MDUSD monopoly and providing parents choice MDUSD, should raise the bar across the District. And quite frankly if the CVCHS mission is simply to raise the bar for their children, I say good for them. We should not be angry with them, we should demand MDUSD raise the bar for our children, the ones not attending CVCHS.

    This District continues to pit our communities against one another. On Saturday, Linda Mayo made a comment along the lines of we should stop blaming the less fortunate schools (students)in this district. I don’t think there is a school in the District that has been bad-mouthed more than Northgate, until Clayton Valley. It has to stop. We need leadership that can unite our community. With good, innovative, forward-thinking leadership it can be done while still supporting a charter high school.

    Flippin’, if you truly believe our children will financially be short-changed (I am assuming that is your problem with CVCHS) then I challenge you to fight this District on the point that they are under-funding our high schools because that is the only way this can be a substantial financial issue for this District.

  3. Wait a minute Says:


    Do you have any concerns regarding all the MDHS scandals now swirling:
    A teacher No Confidence Vote against Principal McClatchy who incidently had a similar revolt “problem” at her last school?
    A stunning lack of safety for students and staff.
    An almost certain loss of several million in QEIA funds?
    All students and teachers being told that the entire school will be forcefully converted to academys that will almost certainly be to large to properly manage and succeed?
    Persistent lack of open and clean/safe bathrooms making it a Williams Act issue?

    I would suggest that if you are truly concerned about “…the education of all children.” in the MDUSD that these pressing problems require the same level of your outrage especially considering that they could easily lead to yet another teacher-trigger charter that you so reflexively oppose?

    I always say that what’s good for the gander is good for the goose.

  4. MDUSD Board Watcher Says:

    Flippin (I mean Paul),

    You continue to show your true colors.

  5. Clayton Squirrel Says:

    Looking forward to the celebration! I believe that CVCHS sweatshirts will be available for $20 and T-shirts for $10.

  6. Anon Says:

    Speaking of charters, is FLEX going to open in Fall 2012?

  7. Doctor J Says:

    Agenda posted, but no copy of the waivers. Where are the waivers ?

  8. Theresa Harrington Says:

    It’s possible they’re still working on them. Hopefully, they’ll post them before the meeting.

  9. Doctor J Says:

    Still working on the waivers ? The Board needs to see them to approve them. How much longer can Lawrence procrastinate ?

  10. Theresa Harrington Says:

    When I asked the superintendent’s secretary why they weren’t attached, she said that perhaps the board is giving staff permission to submit them (without actually seeing them, as trustees did with the SIG applications). However, she said she would ask Deb Cooksey (and so will I).

  11. Doctor J Says:

    That’s curious –“board giving staff permission to submit them” without seeing them ? Uh, when did the Board do that ? More secret meetings violating the Brown Act ? Or perhaps staff is withholding them from the public but secretly giving them to the Board, probably also a violation of the Brown Act.

  12. Theresa Harrington Says:

    Here is a new blog post that includes some of the information recently mailed to parents in the CVHS feeder pattern about their options in the fall:

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