Two charter schools up for debate in Sarasota County

On May 15, 2018 the Sarasota School Board will vote yes or no on the Pinecrest Academy’s application to establish an Academica-managed charter school. The meeting is from 3 to 4 pm at the Board Chambers, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota, FL.

This 2014 article describes Academica’s role in Florida education:
Academica in Florida NPR

Among LWV Florida’s positions on education are:
– Support adequate funding for public education, and no use of public funds for the expansion of charter schools through a voucher program
– Support stronger local district control over charter schools that includes greater fiscal management and accountability.
– Support a statewide assessment and accountability system that provides the same data at appropriate intervals to measure student progress for all schools that receive public funds, directly or indirectly.