Press Release - 1-25-2023

Statement from Eureka City Schools re Academy of the Redwoods January 25, 2023
Posted on 01/25/2023

Students attending the Academy of the Redwoods ("Academy") benefit from the educational services it provides.  The Academy is one of many high-quality educational options in our region. 

Eureka City Schools remains supportive of students who have requested this educational choice and have complied with applicable transfer laws and procedures.  Every district in California is required to follow state laws concerning oversight of public educational programs within their district boundaries and student requests to transfer to a school outside of their home school district.  Unfortunately, for a significant number of students attending the Academy, this requirement has not been met. 

Academy of the Redwoods is undisputedly located within the Eureka City Schools (ECS) district boundaries. Under state law, this obligates ECS to recognize the Academy as a school within its District. ECS has asked to meet with the Fortuna Union High School District so we can collectively address state requirements concerning district boundaries and prevent any interruption of educational services for students attending the Academy. ECS believes this can successfully be accomplished with the cooperation of the Humboldt County Office of Education and partners at the College of the Redwoods.

ECS is committed to strengthening ongoing partnerships with education institutions in our region so we can collectively meet our required oversight obligations under the law and provide educational services that best prepare all students for successful futures.”

Press Contact:
Micalyn Harris, Executive Assistant
[email protected]
Tel: 707-441-2414