2010Gloucester Community Arts Charter School opened with 64 studentsGovernment and Public Service, State Government, Education

After having problems with finding a site, opening delays, unannounced key leadership defections, reported violations of state fair bidding laws raised by the state inspector’s and attorney general’s offices, allegations of open meeting law transgressions, and finally being threatened by Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester with the revocation of its charter, the GCACS opened on September 23, 2010. However, Chester placed the school on probation, giving school administrators three months to meet 12 conditions for continuation of the charter.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Charter's opening bell draws 64 first-day students." September 23, 2010. Gloucester Daily Times. "State affirms charter 'probation' - Ed board sounds concerns over its leadership, future." October 2, 2010.
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