State Department of Education denies charter to a school in Eatontown

Some students in Monmouth County will not be attending a charter school this September after the State Department of Education denied the charter to a school in Eatontown Monday.

Department of Education spokeswoman Rochelle Hendricks says the charter was not granted because the school failed to meet the required documentations. The charter school for 5th through 7th graders has been in the works for four years. The school's founder says she plans to appeal the state's decision.

Hendricks says the school can resubmit an application, and the Department of Education could work with them in order to get a charter. In the meantime, the new school will not open in September, and the 180 students enrolled in the charter school must attend their respective town public schools.

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