Update: In June 2015, the Redwood City school board unanimously approved two new charter schools – one KIPP, one Rocketship – to open in fall 2015. Learn more.
More than 300 parents came out for a Parent Action Meeting in Redwood City on March 18, 2014 to push for new public school options.
“Without a good education, our children will face a very difficult life in this expensive Valley,” said Rita Muñoz, one of the parent leaders of the effort. “We want what every parent wants: for our children to have an opportunity to go to college and find a good job.”
That’s why local parents came together to put a spotlight on this issue, share their stories, and seek commitments from local elected officials and charter school representatives to open two new charter schools in Redwood City.
Elected officials and school representatives at the event included:
- Redwood City School Board President Maria Diaz and Board Member Dennis McBride
- San Mateo County Office of Education Superintendent Anne Campbell
- San Mateo Board of Education Trustees Joe Ross and Rod Hsiao
- Redwood City Councilmember Alicia Aguirre
- Rocketship Education
- KIPP Bay Area Public Schools