LA MARQUE — The La Marque school district will again attempt to turn its Renaissance Academy into a charter school.
The Texas Education Agency rejected the school district’s application for a startup grant to fund the Renaissance Academy as a public charter school for the current school year.
But La Marque school district’s director of college readiness, DelSenna Frazier, told trustees that the district has cleared up the issues that led to the rejection by the state.
The district’s proposal was denied because of its financial situation, Frazier told the trustees.
“But things have changed,” she said. The district has a solvency plan in place and has done the things it needs to do to, Frazier said.
The Renaissance Academy opened last year and is the district’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics program. It is open to fifth- through eighth-graders from around the county.
As a charter school, the Renaissance Academy would have received separate funding from the state and a separate accountability rating. The school would still be part of the La Marque school district, Frazier said.
“I think we are in a pretty good place,” she said.
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