Shining Stars Montessori Academy, a public charter school, has signed a 10-year lease on 2461 Wisconsin Ave., according to an emailed announcement from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B. The vacant building is the former home of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which is trying to sell the building.
The school, which is relocating from 1328 Florida Ave., currently serves children ages 3–7, the ANC’s email states. According to the school’s website, though, Shining Stars plans to eventually offer a full elementary program. ANC3B, the Glover Park Citizens’ Association, and the ANC from Massachusetts Avenue Heights will meet with school officials on Wednesday to learn about the school’s plans for drop-off and pick-up, teacher parking, use of the Guy Mason playground, and other relevant issues.
According to the ANC’s email, there will be a hearing about this relocation at the August 18 regularly scheduled meeting of the Public Charter School Board at 7:30 p.m. at the PCSB offices, 3333 14th St NW, Suite 210. Public comments can be submitted via email@example.com. The ANC also invites public comments to its email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. “To the best of our knowledge, there is no approval needed by anyone for a charter school to relocate wherever it wishes,” the ANC’s email states, “but we would like to know your thoughts so we can try to resolve any issues before they arise.”