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Brief History of Walden Academy

Parents wanted a choice in public education. Ten sets of parents met, loaned the school $2500 and hired an attorney. The Charter document was written in 30 days. Then the group gathered the necessary signatures and turned it into the local District. The local school District reviewed the petition and denied us. We appealed to the County Board of Education and they approved the Charter for 5 years.  In February 2016 we presented our Charter Renewal to the Glenn County Office of Education and we were approved for another five year term.  

About Charter Schools

Charter schools are schools of choice: parents select the school their child attends. Families and community members are welcomed in charter schools and are treated as partners in their child's education. Charter schools are free to attend and are public schools.

Walden Academy Organization

Walden Academy is governed by Walden Academy Inc., California public benefit corporation. The Board is obligated to follow the Brown Act and operate in the public view. We have the same rules as other public entities with regards to employee rights and privacy.
 
The Board of Directors is made up of four parents, one teacher and one community member. Board nominations are held in October. You can nominate yourself or another parent to open spots on the Board at that time.
  

Board Members Contact Information:

Zuheit Whitney 
Board Chair
 
  
zwhitney@waldenacademy.org
 
Cynthia Connelly
Secretary

cconnelly@waldenacademy.org
Nate Sawyer
Parent



nsawyer@waldenacademy.org
Pedro Bobadilla
Parent
 

pbobadilla@waldenacademy.org
 Will Kelly
Teacher
 
 
wkelly@waldenacademy.org
 
 





Education Protection Act

In 2016-17, Walden Academy will receive $202,179 from the Education Protection Account (EPA), as a result of California voters approving Proposition 30 on November 6, 2012.  This amount may change when EPA apportionment's are certified, but is the most accurate forecast available at this time.  The governing board of Walden Academy has resolved to spend EPA funds on instructional salaries, which meets the requirements outlined in Article XIII, Section 36 of the California Constitution.

 

Policies

Attendance - adopted October 13, 2013
Suspension & Expulsion - adopted January 14, 2014
Enrollment - updated March 11, 2014
Concern & Complaint Policy - adopted April 8, 2014
Complaint Form (Exhibit A)- adopted April 8, 2014