A Miami-Dade charter school in the midst of a forensic audit concerning questions about school funding will not be closed by the Miami-Dade School district, for now.
The attorney for a Miami-Dade charter school is promising a thorough investigation after complaints that the school has turned into a nightclub on weekends with wild, alcohol-involved parties.
Of Florida’s 2,280 public elementary and middle schools, only 17 scored an “F” on the FCAT. Of the state’s 270 Charter elementary and middle schools, 15 flunked.
In Miami-Dade, a greater percentage of charter schools failed than public schools.
Florida Representative Erik Fresen, a Republican who represents District 111 in west Miami-Dade, is the target of an ethics complaint filed by a Leon County woman who claims he voted on charter school legislation without disclosing his sister’s connection to a for-profit charter school company.
Somerset Academy is a new charter school in Coral Gables. Now, 110 students attend school here for kindergarten through second grade. But come next year, the school wants to operate as a K-8 with about 600 more students.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is visiting to the Florida International Academy charter school in Opa-Locka to tout the need for an increase in funding for charter schools.