In a win for the DSST charter school network, the Colorado State Board of Education Thursday overturned a Denver school board decision to delay the opening of a new DSST high school.

The state board’s decision could mean the 159 eighth graders who attend DSST’s Noel middle school will be able to enroll at a new DSST Noel high school next fall. The Denver school board had previously voted to delay the opening of the Noel high school until the fall of 2022, leaving the eighth graders to find other schools for ninth grade.

In a 6-1 vote, state board members ordered the Denver board to reconsider. State board member Val Flores, a Denver Democrat, was the sole no vote.

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