Meyers parents want to start charter school |

Meyers parents want to start charter school

William Ferchland

In a move to keep classes small in size and Meyers Elementary open, a group of parents are beginning to the lay groundwork for a charter school.

Carry Loomis, a Meyers parent, said a phone number will soon be established for people interested in the endeavor.

Although the timeline would be tight, Loomis and others are looking at a September date to open a kindergarten through sixth grade charter school at Meyers Elementary, which will close next year because of budget cuts.

If the deadline isn’t met, a kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school will be arranged for the 2005-06 school year.

Meyers and Al Tahoe elementary schools were picked for closure by the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education on Monday. Since a $60 parcel tax didn’t pass Tuesday, the two elementary schools will close, deep cuts will be made to programs and teachers will be laid off.

Steve Morales, district facilities manager, said work will be done next week on bell schedules for the three remaining elementary schools.

Karen Tinlin, principal of both Meyers and Al Tahoe schools, said Al Tahoe has its own opportunities.

“It could be a real neat community center concept and our town needs something like that,” she said Monday.

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