At the March 6th school board meeting, the board approved a 10-year renewal of the Redmond Proficiency Academy’s charter. They have previously had five-year charters. The board agreed to a 10 year charter this time.
Where it has had an impact on Redmond School District teachers is the funding piece. The district is obligated by the state to pay 80% of the ADM for the RPA middle school; yet, the district chooses to pay 95% (which amounts to almost $300,000 per year). It’s difficult to know that while we are being asked to accept a cuts budget for next year, the district believes it’s acceptable to allow almost $300,000 go to support the RPA rather than its own teachers and students.