On September 6, 2022, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) received a charter petition to establish the Riversage Charter School under TTUSD’s jurisdiction. The petition proposes establishing a new charter school based on Waldorf Core Principals within the district, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. The charter school plans to initially serve 165 transitional kindergarten through 8th-grade students and expects enrollment to grow to 240 students by its fifth year of operation.
As dictated by the California Department of Education, there is a set process school districts must adhere to when evaluating a charter proposal before either approving or denying it. We believe these protocols are important to provide compliance, transparency, and an extensive vetting process, ensuring the most positive results for all the students we serve. On November 2, 2022, representatives from Riversage Chater were allocated time at the Board of Trustees meeting to present an overview of their petition. Following that presentation, the public was invited to speak during public comment and/or submit written comments. Then board members were able to ask questions regarding the submitted proposal. This meeting can be viewed in its entirety on the Tahoe Truckee Media website.
Following that public hearing, TTUSD was then required to publish a Staff Report outlining recommendations for accepting or denying the petition, which can be found linked below. The remaining step is to hold a special board meeting e on November 28, 2022, where the TTUSD Board of Trustees will hear public comment and use all available information to make a decision to either grant or deny the charter. Community members are welcome to attend this special board meeting which will take place at the District Offices. The specific meeting time will be posted on TTUSD.org within the next week.