NOTICE OF ONGOING LITIGATION
The Washington State Charter Schools Act requires charter schools to inform you of any ongoing litigation challenging the constitutionality of charters schools, or litigation that could require charter schools to cease operations.
A case challenging the constitutionality of Washington’s charter school law was filed on August 3, 2016. The case is captioned El Centro de la Raza v. State, King County Superior Court Cause No. 16-2-18527-4SEA. On February 17, 2017, King County Superior Court Judge John H. Chun ruled that the charter school law is constitutional. However, this ruling is subject to appeal. If the Plaintiffs win the case on appeal, then charter schools could be required to cease operating.
Willow Public School is confident that the new public charter school law passes constitutional muster and confident in the successful future of public charter schools in Washington.