Florida Board OKs One Virtual Charter School, Rejects Four

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida State Board of Education has approved one virtual charter school application but rejected four others.
The board, meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, overruled the Palm Beach County School District's denial of an application for The Florida Virtual Academy at Palm Beach County.
The panel, though, agreed with the Palm Beach district's denial of a second virtual charter and Miami-Dade County School District's rejection of three applications.
In each case the board affirmed recommendations Charter School Appeal Commission recommendations.
The applications were among the first submitted under a 2011 state law allowing online charter schools.
One or two virtual charters are expected to open in Osceola County this fall. The Palm Beach school and another in Volusia County are not expected to be ready that soon.


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