West Oak Lane Charter School

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The WOLCS Board of Trustees and administration have set their sights on moving the school from Good to Great. Most recently, we completed a major expansion that has created a state-of-the-art facility that now houses all grades K-8 in one building.  

True to the school's mission, we will continue to empower children to become lifelong learners in the areas of science, technology and the humanities by exposing them to innovative ways of teaching and learning, while preparing them for the challenges of the 21st Century.
Board of Trustee Meeting Dates, School Year 2016-2017 are listed below.
These meetings are open to the public.  
We encourage parents to attend school Board meetings. Visitors will be given an opportunity for public comment.
Location: West Oak Lane Charter School, 7115 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Phone: 215-927-7995
Correspondence to Trustees should be directed to the Board Chair, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, c/o the West Oak Lane Charter School, 7115 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Board Members
Sharmain Matlock-Turner - President
Darlene Callands - Vice President
David R. Bright - Treasurer
Nicole McLaurin - Secretary
Wes Somerville
Ava M. Willis-Barksdale
Irv Brockington
Joshua Coles
Uva Coles
Dr. Linda Fleisher


September 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (Rescheduled to 9/19 from 9/26)
November 21, 2016 - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
January 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
March 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
April 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
May 2017 (Retreat) - TBD
June 26, 2017 (Annual Meeting) - 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
July 24, 2017 - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM


Anti-Discrimination Policy

In administration of its education programs, admission policies, hiring decisions and other school administered operations, West Oak Lane Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other classification protected by applicable state and/or federal laws.