- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) - The school board in Seaside has turned down a request for a charter school in Cannon Beach to replace an elementary school it closed last year.

Cannon Beach parents have objected to busing pupils to Seaside, about 10 miles north.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://bit.ly/MLhJIY) the vote Tuesday was unanimous. A district legal adviser said the academy proposal was impractical and riddled with deficiencies. The district has estimated that creating the school for more than 100 young people would mean transferring more than $500,000 a year from the district’s treasury.

Charter school backers can appeal the decision. Its board president, Phil Simmons, said the proposal is sound, and he’s confident the Oregon Board of Education ultimately will sponsor a charter school if the district doesn’t.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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