The Fresno Unified Board Members voted last Wednesday not to renew the charter of Kepler Neighborhood School in downtown Fresno, citing underperformance. “The building is owned by Kepler and what will happen with it all depends on what final decision on the appeal. Both the school and the district will work with parents on options on where to send their students for the next school year.”

A Louisiana charter school’s board president has lived high on the hog while “97 percent of students” in his school “are considered economically disadvantaged.” Rev. Charles Southall III “spent $1,514 at restaurants in New Orleans and Baton Rouge in six months starting in July 2016. That’s $250 a month at establishments such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland’s and Le Pavillon hotel—all funded by the school.”