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Charter School Receives Devastating Notice Of Violation

LACOE provides NVMI with a detailed list of actions that must be completed in order to avoid revocation of the school’s charter.

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
7 min readJul 21, 2023

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“This letter constitutes formal notice of failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the fully executed MOU and law and provides a reasonable opportunity to remedy this violation. Failure to successfully remedy this violation and/or future incidents of noncompliance may result in the issuance of a Notice of Violation with Intent to Revoke.”

– LACOE

When writing on July 6, 2023, about reports that the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) had begun the process of revoking the charter for the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI), I sent an email to the school’s “Superintendent” asking if he had any comments about the report. Not seeing a response before publication, I published the article noting that the school had been given an opportunity to present its side of the story, but had not done so yet. The next evening, July 7, I received an email from Ryan stating that he had “responded at 12:15 the same day you requested a comment.” I found it strange that he did not mention what that response was.

Using the 12:15 time that Ryan had provided, I was able to track down the missing email in my files. Because NVMI’s mail system had changed the subject line, I had not recognized it as the response. It stated:

“NVMI is unaware of actions by the Los Angeles County Board of Education to revoke its charter petition. NVMI has not received a Notice of Violation, which is the first step to begin revocation procedures.”

Perhaps the reason Ryan did not simply repeat this answer in his email on Friday night is that it was no longer accurate. On that day, July 7, NVMI was sent a “Notice of Violation of Law and Memorandum of Understanding” by LACOE that ended with the following…

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Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children. www.ChangeTheLAUSD.com