By Lanz Christian Bañes
The governing board of Mare Island Technology Academy presented its counterparts at the Vallejo City Unified School District three options on Tuesday designed to alleviate the charter school’s long-running facilities needs.
“We don’t want to just rehabilitate or build in new portables. We want a true, permanent facility,” said MIT Academy Director Matt Smith during a special joint meeting between MIT’s board and the district’s board of trustees.
MIT Academy is the district’s oldest charter school.
Initially requested in March by Vallejo trustee Hazel Wilson, the aim of the meeting was to address MIT Academy’s facilities, which is composed of dilapidated and aging portables that house classes and activities for more than 800 students.