One Florida Community Complains About TOO MANY Charter Schools Opening

I wish all communities would complain about TOO many charter schools opening!!!!

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From Sun Sentinelreporter Arun Sivasankaran:

Tamarac city officials have shot down a proposal to open a charter high school within the city.

At a recent City Commission meeting, officials went against staff’s recommendation and voted unanimously against granting a special exception to open an alternative high school named International High School. The denial is in the backdrop of complaints by city residents that too many charter schools are opening in the city.

The city’s planning board initially referred the matter to the City Commission without any recommendation. After city officials voted to send the item back to the planning board, the board voted 3-2 in favor of approving the request by the property owner, American Charter Development, and the school operator, Newport Education Partners.

Voting against the application, Mayor Harry Dressler referred to “existing deficiencies” in the city’s code in addressing the issue of special exception for charter schools…

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