As of Saturday, the charter school will be officially closed as its 5-year charter with the Los Banos Unified School District ends without a renewal after a high-stakes battle that ended in the courts on Wednesday.
Green Valley Charter School’s fight for survival has spilled over to the Los Banos Unified School District Board, which is split over whether the school should get a second hearing on its charter renewal.
Mark Marshall, 51, will start leading the district July 1 on a three-year contract that will pay him an initial base salary of $188,941, in addition to a $1,000 annual stipend for holding a doctorate degree in education.
Confusion over Green Valley Charter School’s ability to reapply for a charter under the Los Banos Unified School District after an initial rejection continued as legal counsel for both sides presented competing explanations Thursday.
Former Los Banos priest, Robert Gamel, 67, pleaded no contest to charges of possession of child pornography and pleaded guilty to violation of probation at the Merced County Superior Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Gamel was previously arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in June of 2015.
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