To: William Cobley, Chair, State Board of Education, Dan Forest, Lt Governor, Janet Cowell, Treasurer, Becky Taylor, District 1 Representative, Reginald Kenan, District 2 Representative, Kevin Howell, District 3 Representative, Olivia Oxendi...

Petition to SAVE the Entrepreneur High School (EHS)

The State Board of Education should reconsider its decision to initiate the revocation of EHS’s charter and mandate that it (the charter) be transferred and/or assumed by a firm with a track record of managing such a vocational/technical school and the financial wherewithal to sustain the operations of such a school.

Why is this important?

The North Carolina State Board of Education's Executive Committee has voted to initiate the revocation of the charter for EHS. In their vote, they ignored the fact that we obtained what they asked for - financial and management support from two very strong and experienced partners.

Preparing high school students to be self sufficient and independent allows them to avoid low paying jobs or worse - chronic unemployment, welfare dependence or incarceration. EHS met this need. EHS was started to provide students with a high school diploma AND a technical certification. We prepare students for employment in a trade, to start a company or go to college. If the school shuts down, it will be difficult for our students to find a comparable entrepreneurial education and access to the promising future EHS would like to provide.

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