Midtown experience is lesson for charter schools

Staff turnover, lack of oversight and poor planning plagued Midtown Public Charter School in its opening year. The rollout of its counterpart across town, ReImagine Prep, seemed to go more smoothly, partly because of the larger network of support it found in its parent organization, RePublic Schools.

Midtown saw as many as 10 teachers and staff members — including the principal, chief operations officer and special education director — resign during its first year. Several current employees in the small staff of about 13 are not planning to return next year, and only one out of three teachers will be back.

MS Today
6/23/16