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Ventura County Board Of Education Rejects Request By Charter School For Land Use Exemption To Open Campus In Conejo Valley

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:37pm

The Ventura County Board of Education denied an attempt by a charter school to get a special exemption from zoning, and other municipal land use regulations to open a new campus in an industrial area of the Conejo Valley.

The Albert Einstein Academy had planned to open in an industrial building on Corporate Center Drive, in Thousand Oaks September 3rd.

But, City of Thousand Oaks officials say the academy never filed for the necessary building and safety permits to open the facility.

Academy officials told KCLU News that the county board had the power to override the city, but the board ruled that the school needed to go through the traditional planning process to insure issues like building safety, traffic, and parking are addressed.

More than 200 students had been planning to attend the new campus, so many families are now scrambling to make other plans for the start of the new school year.

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