Families, employees of elementary school express frustration over nearby construction of charter school
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Employees and families of a local elementary school are frustrated as construction continues on a new, charter school campus right across the street from their public school. Kenyatta Register, who chairs the Alimacani School Advisory Council, said the new school will draw students and public funds away. A Charter School application only has to provide a general area where it wants to build, not an exact location. Register and other stakeholders say it’s time for state legislators to take another look at the Charter School system and provide local districts more authority. “Another is to consider fiscal responsibility and how with an increase in charter schools, the school system can become saturated,” Register said.
A charter school is being built across the street from a public school. Some aren’t happy about it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The building of a new charter school in San Pablo is now underway and many community members are not happy about it. The main reason for the dismay — there’s already a public school right across the street. Residents in the area told News4Jax they were shocked and concerned when they learned a new school was being built across the street from Alimacani Elementary School. Everyone is worried about this school coming across the street from our school," said Lisa Britt, PTA President at Alimacani Elementary School. That is the goal," said Catrina Perkins, a teacher at Alimacani Elementary School.