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District and charter look to settle differences at workshop

Staff reports

After a year of tumultuous relations between the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and Prosser Creek Charter School, the two parties hope to put their differences behind them by opening up the lines of communication at an upcoming workshop.

The workshop, which is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 6 p.m., will follow the regular school district meeting that begins at 4 p.m. Although the timing of the meeting is subject to change, the discussion has been slated to take approximately 90 minutes.

At the workshop, the two parties will discuss the implications of the fiscal report taken in October 2002 and the financial conditions of the school, according to a draft agenda created by the district.

The district has created a series of critical questions for the charter school, regarding enrollment numbers, average daily attendance and concerns about Prosser Creek’s multi-year debt, which has been estimated to total $4 million.

Also on the agenda, the district and the charter school will review the issues that arose in the aforementioned Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) report, such as the potential loss of ADA funding and the credential status of teachers at Prosser Creek.

All members of the community are invited to the meeting, which will be held in the school district boardroom on 11839 Donner Pass Road.