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NC Board of Education to vote on Raleigh charter school

The next three days could determine whether Dynamic Community Charter School in Raleigh stays open or if the State Board of Education votes to close the only North Carolina charter school focused on serving students with special needs.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, a review panel of three state Board members will hear from the Office of Charter Schools and Dynamic before making a recommendation on revocation of the charter. The review panel was formed after Dynamic appealed the State Board’s March decision to initiate revocation due to financial, operational and compliance issues.

Tuesday’s meeting is open to the public and will take place in the 7th floor Board Room in the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

The full State Board will review the panel’s recommendation on Wednesday with a vote Thursday on the recommendation. Even if the state Board votes Thursday to revoke the charter, Dynamic could follow the route of other charters who’ve responded by contesting the decision in court.

The state Department of Public instruction has accused Dynamic of being “untruthful” in its dealings with DPI. Dynamic disputes the state’s allegations about its fiscal operations, IEP compliance and teacher licensure.