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Dec062013

Fate Of Macdill Charter To Be Decided Tuesday











School district officials plan say they expect to advise the school board Tuesday to deny the application for MacDill Charter Academy. We have been unable to complete our consideration of this application ... because of our inability to determine the identity of the governing board, wrote Jenna Hodgens, the school districts charter schools director, in a Nov. 22 letter to charter school officials. Those leading the charge to open the school say a five-member board of a Florida nonprofit corporation called Florida Charter Educational Foundation Inc. would be the ultimate decision-maker for the school.
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State receives feedback on Grayslake's Prairie Crossing Charter School






Wallace resigned on November 21, one day after being confronted in a Fort Worth parking lot by WFAA about mystery rent payments made with Prime Prep operating funds. The recent upheaval at Prime Prep has drawn the attention of the Texas Education Agency. Although the agency hasnt launched a formal investigation, spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson says they are aware of the issues there. TEA continues to be diligent in gathering information related to specific complaints regarding finances, special education and allegations of nepotism.
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Deion Sanders Fired By Charter School, Students Rally Behind Him




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Prairie Crossing determines enrollment by lottery. Vondracek said Woodland most recently shipped about $3 million in general state aid to Prairie Crossing to support 321 children from his district. Gildea said Fremont most recently was obligated to transfer about $757,000 to the charter school for 70 of its children. Parent and former Prairie Crossing board member Laura Elizabeth Fay had a different concern, saying more effort should be made to increase diversity at the school. She said it appears the school has an abundance of pupils from the upscale Prairie Crossing subdivision in Grayslake bordering the campus.
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