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East Windsor kids placed in new schools

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August

The dozens of children who were kicked out of a charter school days before the first day of school were all placed in new schools by late Tuesday, a Pinellas County Schools spokeswoman said.

Melanie Marquez Parra said that 33 studied who were enrolled in East Windsor on Thursday and no longer enrolled there have been assigned to a new school in Pinellas, Parra said.

However, Pinellas was unsure if this captured all the students leaving the charter school after it held a second lottery for students on Thursday.

"There could be other students currently shown as enrolled at East Windsor but their parent requested and received a reservation at a traditional public school," Parra said in an email. "If they have not gone to the (new) school yet to complete their child's enrollment," they would still show up as enrolled at East Windsor.

Parra said there could also be more students who were promised seats at East Windsor but that the charter did not technically enroll by putting the children's information into the computer system.

"If any of those students contacted Student Assignment seeking a (new school assignment), they received one," Parra said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:27am]

    

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