Target: Robert Haley, Superintendent of Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District
Goal: Don’t close down a progressive California charter school
Credo High School in Rohnert Park, California, is a Waldorf-inspired public charter high school facing a possible shut-down due to lack of funding. The Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board is not satisfied with the school’s financial management and wants to close it down – believing that the school does not fulfill its educational commitments and falls far below enrollment expectations. However, the students and families involved with the school are committed to the school and want to keep it open.
Credo High School benefits its community by offering families another style of high school education. It focuses on each child’s unique learning style, attracting families from around the greater Bay Area and even across the country. Credo families shop, dine and gather in Rohnert Park, which adds an economic benefit to the community. Because of Credo, the K-8 North Bay Waldorf community now has a public school choice for Waldorf high school. The families of the enrolled students are satisfied and highly committed to the school and want to give it another shot at surviving through its initial financial troubles.
The Credo high school brings a variety in education to the area, offering not only four years of college-prep academic classes, but subjects like practical arts, fine arts, music, drama, farming, social sustainability and more. The school offers an excellent academic program with 95% of sophomores passing the high school exit exam. Please sign the petition to let the Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board know that it is crucial to keep this school open and help it get steadily established in the long-term.
Dear Robert Haley,
I urge you not to close the Credo High School in Rohnert Park. The students and their families believe in the benefits of the school and the positive effect it has on its community. The school may have had a rocky financial start, but it has a very strong educational beginning. Please give the school the time it needs to establish itself, because it is still fairly new in the community.
The Credo High School families acknowledge the highly successful academics of the school and appreciate its diverse curriculum that is lacking in the public school in the neighborhood. It is essential you do not close Credo and give families a chance to provide a better education for their children.
[Your Name here]
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