WUFT News

Application for year-round charter school in Gainesville meets state standards

By on September 12th, 2012

The Alachua County School Board will vote Oct. 2 whether to approve an application for a new year-round charter school in Gainesville.

Board members met with the founders of Boulware Springs Charter School Tuesday to ask questions about how the new school would operate if the board approves the school’s application.

“The consensus was that it’s a good application,” said Dr. Diana Lagotic, director of elementary curriculum. The board members “thought the application was well-written, and they got all of their questions answered I believe.”

Lagotic said the school’s application meets all of the state standards. She said if approved, the new charter school be located at 1303 NE 23 Ave., which is the former location of the McGurn Family YMCA.

The school, founded by former Alachua County teacher Kay Abbitt and her daughter Megan Lane, will run on a 50/10 schedule, meaning the school year would be broken up into 50-day terms with three 10-day vacations and a six-week summer break.

According to The Gainesville Sun, the application states that parents will have to sign a parental involvement contract when they enroll their child, which will require parents to volunteer at the school.


This entry was posted in Local and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Local

David Brown, 50, sits on his bed in the newly opened Dorm 1 at Grace Marketplace. The shelter opened its first overnight housing option on Wednesday to help those living on the streets transition into more permanent housing.

Grace Marketplace Opens Dorm For Homeless

On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.


New Digital Map Launched to Decrease Hunger In Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.


Additional Parking, Lighting and Community Access Planned For Midtown Area

The Community Redevelopment Agency plans to break ground next year on NW First Avenue, the street a block north of University Avenue bordering the businesses in Midtown.


The Waldo City Council met Tuesday night to vote on disbanding the local police department. After hearing from residents and officers, the Waldo City Council disbanded the department due to lack of funding.

Waldo City Council Votes To Disband Local Police Department

The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 in favor of dissolving the local police
department on Tuesday night. The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.


Do Local Charities Deserve Your Money Or Trust?

According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, some charities spend as much as 99 percent of funds raised to help fulfill their mission statement while others funnel the same portion into administration costs.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments