School Board Delays Charter High School Plans

Bay County's only charter high school will have to wait a little while to expand.

Bay Haven Charter Charter High School asked the Bay County School Board for permission to add a high school to the current K-8 program. The proposal did not set a specific start date for the high school program.

After reviewing the proposal, School Superintendent James McCalister recommended Bay Haven hammer out more of the details and resubmit the proposal next month.

Bay County School Board members approved McCalister's extension of time idea for the high school even though the county’s Charter School Study Committee had recommended the board totally reject Bay Haven Charter High School's proposal.

Bay Haven Charter High School and its board of directors is totally separate from Bay Haven Charter Academy which operates a K-8 program in Panama City.