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Kingdom Builders asking state for charter school approval, Lafayette board rejects application

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The leader of a nonprofit group seeking to open a new charter high school in Lafayette Parish says she plans to seek the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's approval to start the school. The Lafayette Parish School Board has rejected the group's request twice.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Qbv50n) the nonprofit group, Kingdom Builders Community Development Corporation, submitted an application to partner with the school board to open a charter high school in the parish that would be focused on career and technical education.

The school board rejected the application Wednesday, and the nonprofit now plans to seek a charter, which BESE has authority to issue on its own.

Aleashia Clarkston, CEO of the nonprofit group, said Thursday the group has $880,000 in startup funding.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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