Want to start a charter school in one of Pinellas' black communities?
If so, you might want to attend a special workshop in St. Petersburg on Feb. 3.
Sponsored by the Concerned Organizations for Quality Education for Black Students, the workshop is designed to give interested parties more information about how they can start charter schools in or near black communities in Pinellas. It's a spinoff from last summer's legal settlement in the Crowley case, which says the district will give "full and prompt consideration" to future charter school applications that are "located in and designed to serve student needs in the black community."
The settlement also says the district will set an aspirational goal of having at least 500 new charter school spaces available for black students in the next five years. Among those who may be interested in applying: the Uhurus, who were denied a charter school for black students 10 years ago.
Pinellas district officials will be on hand for the workshop. For more information, click on the link below.