School Choice & Charters A State Capitals Roundup

Fla. Charters Forced to Close

August 09, 2005 1 min read

Two low-rated Florida charter schools have been ordered to close after Commissioner of Education John Winn last week threatened to withhold state funds from the 171,000-student Palm Beach County district. The county school board plans to reverse a July decision to keep the charter schools open, a district spokesman said. The schools enroll 95 students. This is the first time Florida has forced charter schools to close under state rules passed this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2005 edition of Education Week

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