The attack on the Charter continues even though the community was assured that all anybody wanted was for them to obtain their own facility, which they did.
It should be noted that one person from the community brought these unfounded accusations to the district and the RVSD school board paid a law firm to formalize them. As stated in RVC’s response, the documents are the same documents obtained by that community member in a public records request to RVC. To our knowledge, that person has no official position with the district and has no children in local schools.
RVSD has no power to demand corrective action at this time, particularly since the accusations are unproven.
REQUIRED CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AND OPPORTUNITY TO CURE
As a result of the foregoing, the District issues this Notice of Violation. Accordingly, the District provides the Charter School with an opportunity to cure the alleged violations for a period of thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this Notice ending Monday, October 5, 2020. Due to the serious nature of the fiscal and governance mismanagement concerns, and its failure to serve all students who wish to attend, as identified herein, the District requires that RVC’s corrective actions in response to this Notice of Violation include the following:
- Return all Paycheck Protection Program loan monies received to date and close out the loan.
- Remove Conn Hickey from his position as RVC Business Official.
- Remove Luke Duchene as Executive Director.
- Take all steps needed to replace the current Board of Directors and provide new Directors with mandatory Brown Act training.
- Complete all required renovations to satisfy ADA facility access requirements for the RVC school site located at 102 Marinda Drive, Fairfax, California including ADA compliance and fire and life safety compliance.
- Complete all other renovations/improvements in compliance with applicable state and local building enforcement agencies with jurisdiction in the area where RVC is (The failure to RVC to make necessary renovations, including for fire and life safety compliance, also demonstrates RVC’s fiscal and governance mismanagement.) that are necessary for RVC to be authorized to serve students in person at the RVC school site.
- Establish a plan for compensatory education for disabled students deprived of in-person instruction. The District will require documented confirmation of each corrective action.