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Greetings RA Community:
Sending my best to you and your families for your safety, health, and wellness. During these challenging and uncertain times, Renaissance Academy and all charter schools are facing a new obstacle. Please read below.
New York Charter Schools are in a State of Emergency. A high performing charter school in Buffalo New York, BuffSci, was voted down in May by the New York State Regents after being recommended for a 5 year approval by the State Education Department.
In making its decision to close BuffSci the Regents cited concerns about the impact the school has on the local district’s finances. In short, BuffSci is not being forced to close its doors because of poor performance, it is forced to close because it is a charter school. This was an unprecedented decision by the NYS Board of Regents and we need your help!
In a stand of solidarity for BuffSci Charter School, and all charter schools, we have been asked to have our families and staff at Renaissance Academy write a letter to their state legislators who appoint the Regents. Click on the link below to register and send your pre-populated letter to your state legislator. https://nycharters.quorum.us/campaign/26555/
This process will only take two minutes of your time. Please take action by this Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Dr. Cozine is asking for the RA Community to rally around BuffSci and show our support. No school is safe. Charter schools are at risk. Don't let the Regents take away your school choice. Act Now!
Thank you, as we come together to ensure our voices are being heard and that charter schools remain an option for our children.
Kimberly M. Felton
Family Services Coordinator