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Yakima Charter School Group Excited About Future Prospects

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YAKIMA, WA --The Charter School Commission comes to Yakima this Thursday, and one group is ready to speak up.

If approved, the proposed charter school will be named "Cesar Chavez School" and will focus on a duel language curriculum.

Co-Founder Berta Alicia Garza said Latino students sometimes face a disadvantage in the classroom if there's a language barrier, and this will help bridge that gap.

Garza wants to make it clear that every student would be welcome. Classes will be taught in both English and Spanish.

"If a child wants to be a doctor when they grow up, they run into a patient that's dealing with a crisis, they don't have to have that translated," said Garza. "Because a lot of times when you translate, one word can be off and that could affect the whole surgery in itself."

A meet and greet is scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Vittore Cafe in Downtown Yakima. It's a chance to meet the CEO of the proposed school.

Garza said the CEO will also be speaking during the public hearing in Yakima set for Thursday morning in front of the Charter School Commissioners.

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