The board voted to approve Golden Charter Academy to create a T-K through eighth-grade public school within the district.
There were initial concerns about a possible conflict of interest because current trustee Keshia Thomas is the mother-in-law of the charter applicant, Edison High alumnus and retired NFL player, Robert Golden.
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The board also had questions about enrollment projects, finances and plans to have a local Catholic school serve as a temporary location until there's a permanent site.
In the end, the board agreed to allow the charter school to open.
The five-year initial charter term will be from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026.
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