Stating that the time is clearly wrong for a second charter school in Utica, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced a petition with over 1,400 signatures opposing the proposed charter school.

Brindisi said the current charter school in Utica has taken more than $1 million from the Utica school district just this year, and a second one would devastate the already underfunded school district.

He added that it is clear that there is no support for a second charter school in Utica.

Brindisi will personally deliver the petitions to the SUNY Charter Schools Institute on Monday.

A vote on the application from the Mohawk Valley Community Charter School Initiative will happen next month.