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Charter school for children with autism wins chance to avoid closure



Florida Autism Center of Excellence-Pasco was going to shut down at the end of the school year, until parents stepped in to save the charter school.

Now the school, which opened in August, has a chance to stick around, although perhaps in a slightly different form. 

Board members for the school decided late Thursday to give parents time to explore alternatives to closure, including turning over operations to one of two interested private schools, and taking over the charter themselves.

The group has formed a fact-finding committee to see what options look viable, and which might best serve the school's 21 children.

"We're just trying to keep this going," said Carolyn Hodges, a board member who supported the effort. "I think a good positive outcome will come."

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[Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2014 9:43am]


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