Kornegay's son attends Septima Clark Public Charter School, an all-boys school with extended hours in SE, DC. She created the petition on SignOn.org, a nonprofit web site that allows any person to start their own online petition.
Kornegay is a DC native who graduated from Margaret Murray Washington Career Senior High School. She currently works for the DC Superior Court.
Parents received notice of the school's impending June closing only 3 weeks ago.
The announcement came without any warning or any placement plans or options for their sons for next year.
Kornegay writes that she selected Septima Clark for her son because she wanted him to be successful academically and behaviorally. She says the school is helping her son fulfill those goals.
Kornegay also claims that Septima had the highest gains in the city last year and moved up from a Tier 3 to a Tier 2 School.
On the other hand, she claims that Josh Kern, the consultant hired by the Septima Clark Board to do a Culture Report and who recommended closing the school, stands to make between $50,000 and $90,000 from the creation of a new school.
'The structure and discipline, the academic expectations for our sons, the way the staff supports them, and the expectations the school has of us as parents have made a significant difference in our sons' lives.
'Please help us stop this school from closing.
'I created a petition on SignOn.org to the United States Congress, asking them to look into keeping Septima Clark open next year.'
Kornegay asks readers to click here to add their name to this petition, and then pass it along to their friends.
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