By John Glidden
A South Bay charter school operator has submitted a petition to establish a school in the Vallejo City Unified School District.
Rocketship Public Schools officials confirmed they are hoping to open the new facility for the 2020-2021 school year.
For the first year the school would be open for transitional kindergarten to fourth grade, with a fifth-grade class added in the second year, they said.
Marie Issa Gil, Rocketship Bay Area regional director and lead petitioner for Rocketship Vallejo said the proposed move comes after “over 500 students in Vallejo expressed their support for Rocketship to bring a school to their community.”