Interim Commissioner Jeff Wulfson had planned on awarding Equity Lab a charter because our application "substantially met the criteria for approval" (see Memos 1 and 2 below). Unfortunately, the commissioner could not award a charter to Equity Lab because the Lynn Public Schools are no longer ranked in the lowest 10% in the state. District ranking determines the number of charter school seats available in any MA district. While we congratulate Lynn Public Schools for improving their performance in MCAS (MA state assessment), we are heartbroken for Lynn families who were looking forward to sending their children to Equity Lab.
Please click below to read Interim Commissioner Jeff Wulfson's memos about Equity Lab and the charter school cap in Lynn:
We thank you for your interest and support. We deeply apologize and wish you the best as you look for public school options for your child.