Local lawmakers will be joining New Hope Academy officials Thursday to discuss New Hope's charter appeal update.

The press conference will be at noon at the school in an attempt to "correct any misinformation that has been distributed by the York City School District regarding the appeal process, charter renewal and the school's ability to remain open during the appeal," according to a news release.

New Hope had its charter renewal denied by the board this summer, and is allowed to remain open while it goes through the appeal process with the state.

York City Superintendent Deborah Wortham said York City believes New Hope missed a deadline to file an appeal and is now operating without a charter.

New Hope Chief Academic Officer Karen Schoonover said there is no deadline and the school will continue operating, and the state Department of Education also said there is no deadline. Schoonover said some parents and students were worried their school would close and they'd have to go elsewhere, but New Hope has already sent a letter to families confirming it will stay open.Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, Sen. Mike Waugh, York City Mayor Kim Bracey and Robert Kinsley of Kinsley Construction will speak.

A spokesperson for New Hope said the school won't reveal the contents of its appeal until Thursday.

- Reach Andrew Shaw at ashaw@yorkdispatch.com