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Northgate CAPS to Hold Public Hearings

Apr 03, 2017 05:39PM ● By Jennifer Neys

The Petition Passed

On February 22, Northgate CAPS announced they presented a 6,137-signature petition to the county superintendent of schools. The original goal was 4,946 signatures, or 25% of registered voters in the proposed NUSD area. On March 25 Northgate CAPS announced the petition passed, the County Superintendent “determined the sufficiency of the petition” thereby certifying that NCAPS had gathered enough signatures to move forward.  

Next step is the Walnut Creek City Council meeting on April 18 when they will vote on a resolution in support of NUSD. In addition, the Contra Costa County Board of Education will review the request and hold public hearings to determine if an independent school district is viable according to the State’s nine criteria. The public hearings are scheduled for May 2 and May 3.