By Amy Holiday, The Lens charter school reporter |

Lycée Francais is adding a second grade, a move approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and ratified at a special meeting of the school’s board, April 24.

Thirty students were accepted conditionally by lottery from a large pool of applicants on April 18, an admissions process that can now roll forward to completion.

The school’s interim director will contact parents of students who have been accepted with further details about fall enrollment.

This was the first board meeting under new board chairman Dr. Jean Montès, who was elected at the start of the month. Three other board members were present: Paige Saleun, Catherine MacPhaille and Kenneth Charity.

With only four members in attendance, Montès tabled other issues on the agenda until the next meeting.

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