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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.


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