Groveland, Fla., backs away from charter school plans

Feb. 23, 2007
Charter group wanted city to provide financing for school construction.

The Groveland, Fla., City Council has canceled its contract with Charter Schools USA to build a charter school in the city. Charter School USA originally agreed to handle most of the school construction, but later asked the city to provide financing through $17 million in municipal bonds. Plans had called for a k-8 school with a 1,400-student enrollment. The city council was hoping to build a charter school after Lake County School Board indicated to city officials that Groveland wasn't slated for a new school until at least 2011.

Read the Clermont South Lake Press article here.

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