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Wonderland Charter School in danger of losing charter

The State College Area School District Board of Directors will have a hearing to determine if they are going to not renew Wander Charter School's charter for next year. (Wonderland Charter School)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The State College Area School District Board of Directors will have a hearing to determine if they are going to not renew Wander Charter School's charter for next year.

At a special meeting Monday, the board approved a resolution to meet July 2 to determine if they will revoke the school's charter. According the resolution, the board said the school violated state Charter School Law.

School district solicitor Scott Etter said the board was contacted by people associated with Wonderland school, and after a review found that the school did not comply wit certain laws, statutes and regulations.

"These failures, in the area of special education in particular, are systemic, institutionalized, and long-standing, and were put in place and are enforced by Wonderland leadership, to include its founder, former CEO, and current business administrator; its education director; its current CEO; and its other lead teacher," said Etter.

"We believe that these failures are so severe and significant that it is appropriate to initiate the nonrenewal/revocation proceeding provided for in the CSL and the Basic Education Circular on Charter Schools."

Etter said that the district with continue to investigate and gather more information prior to the July hearing.

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