Lincoln unexpectedly cancels board meeting

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

The Lincoln Charter School board canceled its regular meeting just hours before its scheduled start time Thursday, Aug. 3.

The York Dispatch called Lincoln Charter School in the early afternoon to confirm the board meeting and its time. A school secretary confirmed it was scheduled.

But minutes before the 6 p.m. start time, a sign was on the door at the school stating the meeting was canceled.

Lincoln Charter School, 559 W. King St., York City  Amanda J. Cain photo

When asked why the meeting was called off, a school secretary reached through an intercom at the front door did not provide a reason.

Anne Clark, spokeswoman for the school, later said she was unable to provide an explanation for the cancellation. The school posted cancellation notices on its website and on its Facebook page, both time-stamped a few hours before the meeting was scheduled to begin.

"Things happen," Clark said.

Clark said she is not privy to what is on the agenda before a meeting, nor is the agenda posted on the school's website prior to the meeting. She added she was planning to present the final summer report outlining the school's summer learning program during Thursday's meeting.

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Neither board agendas nor meeting notes have been posted on the school website since March.

Clark said she will work with Principal Leonard Hart to update the website with all recent agendas and minutes "immediately."

No meeting will be scheduled before the next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 7, according to Clark.