It was a love fest at Wednesday's meeting of the Monterey County Board of Education, where trustees held a public hearing to consider the renewal of the Bay View Academy charter school.
Fourteen people spoke in support of renewing the charter, including parents, teachers, and board members.
Nobody spoke against it.
The room was packed, and all who spoke describe passionately -- even tearfully -- how wonderful Bay View Academy is. What a difference it's made in some children's lives. How lucky everyone is to be a part of this family.
Bay View leaders want to renew the charter for five years and expand its size to make the school K-8. The Monterey County Board of Education will hear staff recommendations and make a decision on March 6.