By John Glidden
A new charter school is headed to the city of Vallejo.
The Vallejo school board unanimously approved the Caliber Charter School petition Wednesday night, paving the way for the second independent charter school in the city, joining Mare Island Technology Academy.
Around 15 speakers — many of them parents of school-age children — addressed the board, speaking in favor of the petition, advocating the ability to have more school choices in the city.“I have to say, it was very impressive, to the point where you don’t only speak to the staff, you look at the children and see the passion and how focused they are, how engaged they are in their work,” said parent Margaret Champagne, after visiting Caliber’s first charter school, located in Richmond. “That clicked with me.”MIT Superintendent Matt Smith also advocated for the board to approve the petition.