CVUSD Denies Chino Valley Renewal and Los Serranos Petition

In unanimous 5-0 decisions, the Chino Valley Unified School District voted against both the renewal of Oxford Preparatory Academy’s existing Chino Valley campus as well as the newest charter petition, OPA-Los Serranos.

The decision on OPA-Chino Valley’s charter came after several parents and a teacher pleaded with the CVUSD Board to keep the students at the forefront of their decision making and salvage the school as it is something worth saving. Additionally, parents thanked the district for bringing to light many issues that needed to be addressed.

Newly elected OPA Board Vice President Andrew Vestey and Board Secretary Alberto Diaz requested that the CVUSD Board of Education grant Oxford Preparatory Academy a conditional approval of the charter renewal petition. They also requested that the CVUSD Board propose any conditions they want to see put in place at tonight’s meeting so that the OPA Board can consider them.

Chancellor Andrew Crowe, speaking at the podium and joined by Deans Cyndi Valenta and Garrett Bridges, let CVUSD Board Members know that he stood united with OPA’s Board Members, staff, and parents to work with any condition the District set before them.

Next steps for both the OPA-Chino Valley and OPA-Los Serranos renewal and petition will be shared with our stakeholders as soon as they are available.

OPA’s Special Meeting Board Recap

Earlier today, and after comments from the public, Oxford Preparatory Academy’s Board of Directors entered into closed session for a Special Meeting. When they emerged more than three hours later, the Board shared that they had carefully considered all information that has been presented by parents, staff and stakeholders.

Chairman Michael Delgado went on to explain further,

As you may recall during the the November 23, 2016, Board meeting, the Board decided to have a new Executive Director in place for fall 2017.

At this time, the Board clearly understands the need to accelerate this process. However, due to Brown Act regulations, any specific item requiring a Board decision must be placed on an agenda in advance of the meeting of the Board of Directors. To meet legal requirements, the next step will be to add individual items, requiring Board action, to a future meeting agenda.  

Future meetings of Oxford Preparatory’s Board of Directors will be announced on our Board of Director’s page.