By John Glidden
The Vallejo school board will hold a public hearing Wednesday night regarding a petition to open a new charter school in the district.
Representatives with the Redwood City-based nonprofit, Rocketship Public Schools, are asking to open a charter which serves transitional kindergarten to fourth grade. A 5th grade class would eventually be added, officials with the nonprofit told the Times-Herald in a previous interview.
Officials hope to open for the 2020-21 school year.
Rocketship currently operates 18 schools in three states and Washington, D.C.
“Vallejo families need and deserve schools like Rocketship that close the achievement gap and put students on the path to college and career success,” Marie Issa Gil, Rocketship Bay Area regional director wrote in a previous email to the Times-Herald.