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District addresses Compass concerns at School Board meeting

The charter with Compass is the first ever authorized by Winters JUSD. Statewide scrutiny of charter schools has revealed some unethical practices, such as small districts authorizing sub-par charters as a revenue source, something district staff and board members hoped to avoid by reducing three-percent oversight fee to one percent, a rate more in line with its duties considering Compass will not be using any brick-and-mortar facilities.