School Boards

Charter school approvals and applications are both dropping in the state

This summer, the Florida Board of Education overturned the Palm Beach School Board’s rejection of two charter school applications. And this month the Florida Charter School Appeal Commission voted unanimously to support a new charter school whose application had been rejected by the Leon County School Board. These recent conflicts[Read More…]

Tallahassee classical

Leon County’s rejection of new charter school overturned

Florida’s Charter School Appeal Commission voted unanimously Thursday to support a new charter school whose application had been rejected by the Leon County School Board. That recommendation now heads to the Florida Board of Education, which will decide whether Tallahassee Classical School should be allowed to open in the 2019-2020[Read More…]

Palm Beach County School Board approves proposed tax referendum leaving out charters

The Palm Beach County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night for a proposed tax referendum expected to generate approximately $200 million a year for traditional public schools – and none for charter schools. The decision followed a hearing attended by roughly 20 charter school parents, teachers and leaders who argued[Read More…]

Florida Board of Education overturns Palm Beach’s rejection of charter applications

The Florida Board of Education on Wednesday overturned the Palm Beach School Board’s rejection of two charter school applications. The decision followed a recommendation by the Charter School Appeal Commission, which found the School Board did not have good cause to reject the South Palm Beach Charter and Renaissance Charter[Read More…]

How the Florida Constitution Revision Commission could tackle school choice

Several school-choice related proposals before the Florida Constitution Revision Commission could be in line for revisions. The full commission has scheduled a marathon of meetings at the state capitol next week. All four of its school choice-related proposals could appear on the agenda. Three of them could see substantial changes. Blaine Amendment[Read More…]

School choice-friendly proposals advance through constitution revision panel

Four proposals intended to advance school choice and educational freedom won approval from the education panel of a commission working to revise Florida’s constitution. But some of their fates could be in doubt after members of the Constitution Revision Commission with varying political backgrounds expressed reservations. Two proposals are designed[Read More…]