I-LEAD application for charter middle school rejected

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Published: Mar 11 2013 11:43:13 AM EDT   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 08:09:03 PM EST
READING, Pa. -

The Reading School Board has denied an application for a new charter school in the city.  I-LEAD, which currently operates a charter school for high schoolers in Reading  had hoped to open a middle school.

The board voted Wednesday night to deny the application.  Angel Figueroa, who is a co-founder of the school, said I-LEAD has two options.  One is to re-submit the application to the school board with alterations.  The second is to appeal to the Pennsylvania Charter School Appeal Board.  Figueroa said I-LEAD will make a decision within the next few weeks on how to proceed. 

Officials from I-LEAD made their proposal to the board in December.