UPDATE: Charter School Withdraws Application

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The man behind what would have been Rockford's first Charter high school has withdrawn his application.

As you may recall, last year, District 205 denied Kerry Knodle's application for Greentek Charter School. Knodle was in the process of appealing that decision.

He tells us he met with the Illinois State Charter School Commission, who offered quite a bit of feedback to help imporve his application. Knodle says he will be working with the Commission to draft a brand new proposal in the coming moths. Knodle's ultimate goal is to help drop-outs from Rockford Public Schools.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A final decision on a proposed charter high school for stateline drop-outs won't be delivered tomorrow as expected.

The State Charter School Commission was scheduled to be in Rockford to deliver its findings on the application for GreenTek Charter High School.

However, the group's website says the meeting is cancelled. The applicants for the charter school plan to release more information tomorrow.

You may remember the Rockford School Board rejected the proposal for GreenTek last fall, saying the program didn't provide for students with disabilities and ESL learners.

Proponents of the school say District 205 doesn't provide enough dropout recovery options, and this plan could help students between 17 and 21 earn their GED.

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