Welcome to this informational site, organized by parents and supporters of Santa Cruz City public schools.
A new Montessori elementary school will soon present a charter petition to the Santa Cruz City School Board. Granting this charter would sap the district’s budget by $600K-$1M, endangering already underfunded programs such as class size reductions, libraries, art, music, Life Lab–and squeezing space in school buildings. We have serious doubts about whether the charter will maintain true diversity of race, ethnicity, family income level and language, and whether it will embrace all children with special needs.
On this site you can:
- Sign our online petition, to be presented to the organizers of the charter school, asking that they withdraw their charter request (and if this fails, to the Santa Cruz School Board;
- Learn why we are opposed to this charter, if you don’t feel you have enough information to sign the petition yet;
- Keep informed about important developments in this campaign;
- Make comments and request further information.