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State backs block on charter school’s expansion

Mystic Valley threatens lawsuit

FRANKLIN — State education officials refused Tuesday to back away from their decision to block a planned expansion of the highly ranked Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, prompting school officials to threaten a lawsuit.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, meeting at a school here, took no action on Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester’s decision to impose conditions on the school’s charter renewal, effectively stalling any decision on expanding its student population.

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