Court denies request to stop Tahoe Truckee schools shift |

Court denies request to stop Tahoe Truckee schools shift

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Placer County Superior Court on Monday denied a legal request to postpone the reconfiguration of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

The action, filed by Truckee Attorney Mary K. Jones on behalf of client and TTUSD board recall advocate Robert Mowris, sought to stop the controversial reconfiguration of the school district’s lakeside schools.

In a June 25 letter from Jones sent to district administration, she said the district didn’t comply with its duties under the California Environmental Quality Act when reconfiguring the schools.

Calls to Jones were not returned early this week after the attorney said last week she would provide a statement on Monday for the Sun.

Steve Jennings, superintendent of the TTUSD said with this potential roadblock behind it, the district is ready to move and#8220;full speed aheadand#8221; with reconfiguration.

The plan calls for Kings Beach and Tahoe Lake elementary schools to reconfigure as K-3 schools, with Kings Beach serving as a Spanish Immersion-only school and Tahoe Lake as an English-mainstream only. The reconfiguration also changes North Tahoe Middle School into a 4-8 campus.

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