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Boca Raton leaders seek more local control for schools



A proposal to turn Boca Raton High School into a charter went down in flames during a vote of teachers and parents.

That doesn't seem to be deterring city officials from continuing to explore the idea of turning not just the high school but all public schools in the city limits into charters. The Sun-Sentinel reports that city council members don't see the referendum as a total rejection of the concept.

Many people didn't vote, Mayor Susan Whelchel said. And many questions remain unanswered about finances and other related matters.

"I hope we continue to monitor the situation," Whelchel said. "We'll continue to watch all our schools to see how they're progressing."

Read more here. Then discuss whether taking the schools into charter status is a better alternative than sticking with the county school district.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:13am]


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