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More Pinellas students heading to charter schools

More Pinellas students heading to charter schools

CLEARWATER, Fla. (970 WFLA)- More students are enrolling in Pinellas County’s charter schools then ever before, but some School Board members worry it’s at the detriment of public schools.

As of Tuesday, when the school district finalized its official enrollment counts, 6,037 students were enrolled in charter schools, a 16.5 percent increase from last school year. Public schools had 95,662 students enrolled — about a 1 percent drop from last school year.

The increase isn’t unexpected for charter school supporters, especially considering their growing popularity in Florida and Pinellas County. Read the entire story at TBO.com

 

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