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Newberry parent alleges ethics violations in campaign to convert city schools to charter schools

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Organizers with Save Our Schools Newberry have accused Newberry's mayor and other city officials of ethical violations to gain voter support in the campaign to convert the area's public schools — Newberry Elementary, Oak View Middle and Newberry High School — to charter schools.

Save Our Schools co-chair Tyler Foerst announced on Tuesday his intention to file three ethics complaints against Commissioner Ricky Coleman and Mayor Jordan Marlowe.

Kirsten is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing