STEM School Highlands Ranch, where a fatal shooting happened earlier this year, could have its charter cut from three years down to one under a proposal Tuesday night by the Douglas County School Board.

The charter-slashing resolution is on the school board agenda under an “actions” item.

On Jan. 8, the school board adopted a three-year charter for STEM “subject to certain conditions.”

Since the May 7 shooting, which took the life of 18-year-old student Kendrick Castillo, “the District and STEM have yet to resolve their disagreements … and have not entered into a charter school contract for any renewal term,” according to the board’s resolution to rescind.

“As a result of the shooting at STEM on May 7, 2019, and to provide an opportunity for a more-informed renewal discussion based on information learned after the incident, including results of the law enforcement investigation, the Board will consider rescission of its January 8, 2019 resolution, extension of the current STEM contract term and the negotiation of a contract amendment containing certain terms and conditions,” according to the board agenda.

The resolution proposes to extend STEM’s charter by one year, through June 30, 2020.

Among a list of matters that the superintendent and STEM must agree on is: “Timely completion of safety assessment reports, including without limitation there assessment, child abuse, and suicide assessment reports, and submission of report to the District.”

The resolution also calls for: “STEM assurances that per pupil revenue received from the District will not be used for expansion efforts outside the District.”

Pending approval, the draft resolution has a signature spot for David Ray, president; and Krista Holtzmann, secretary. Ray and Thomas Tucker, superintendent of the district, signed off on the board’s consideration of the resolution measure.

Action on the resolution should commence at about 8:55 p.m., according to the agenda.