Here is the press release from the district:

Champaign, Ill. -- After a thorough review of the proposal submitted by the Steering Committee of the North Champaign Academy, the Champaign Unit 4 School District Board of Education is scheduled to vote to deny the proposal on May 2, 2018 because it does not meet the statutory requirements for a charter school. The Board resolution on this matter will include a detailed rationale for the denial. 

For a little background on the proposal, read up or listen here and here.

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