SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The New Leadership Charter School in Springfield will close in June for lack of state approval. But parents are moving forward with plans to replace the charter school with a Springfield leadership academy.
Many of the school's nearly five hundred students in grades 6 through 12 met with parents Saturday at the school on Alderman Street. They're optimistic about their new school proposal.
Zaida Govan, chair of the Parents Advisory Board, told 22News, "It would be a public school that would be an innovation school which the governor is very pro."
"There are small classes, the teachers know you, they're there to help," said Arlene Ramos, a 10th grader at New Leadership. "They're there 100 percent; they care about your future."
They're hoping the Springfield school committee will approve plans for their New Leadership by the fall.