San Diego, CA, October 19, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Empower Charter School, a vibrant and unique school that serves low income, hard working families in the Linda Vista community was in danger of not opening due to a last minute bureaucratic hurdle put up by local government.
The devastating news came just before the start of the school year. The sudden news put the education of hundreds of Linda Vista children and their families in limbo.
"Linda Vista families deserve a top-notch school like Empower Charter School to educate their children. It was a top priority for my office to get these kids into school as quickly as possible."
Scott Sherman, Council Member
Empower Charter School quickly turned to Councilmember Scott Sherman’s office for help. After hearing about the school’s problems, Councilmember Sherman made it a top priority to get the issue resolved.
“Linda Vista families deserve a top-notch school like Empower Charter School to educate their children. It was a top priority for my office to get these kids into school as quickly as possible,” said Sherman
With Councilmember Sherman’s help, Empower Charter School opened its doors to students last month on September 24th.
“Empower Charter School is vitally important to the hardworking families of Linda Vista, I am proud to have helped the dedicated staff open their doors and serve this important community,” said Sherman.
Executive Director, Demi Brown stated, “We are proud of the leadership that Council Member Sherman showed to help our school open. Even with the school year well underway, students continue to enroll. This tells us our work is needed, and we are passionate about our service to the Linda Vista community.”
Empower Charter School offers an innovative Spanish Immersion program along with a focus on health and fitness. The school believes that equipping children with creative and critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate in more than one language, will give children the skills they need to be competitive in the 21st century. To learn more about the free public school, please visit: www.empowercharter.org