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Parents packed the Pinellas County School Board meeting on May 17, 2016, to ask that their charter schools remain open. Instead, the board voted to close the schools in 90 days if significant changes aren't made. Now many of those parents are scrambling to find new schools for next year. The schools are Windsor Preparatory Academy and East Windsor Middle Academy in St. Petersburg and Newpoint Pinellas Academy in Clearwater.

Families at endangered Pinellas charter schools struggle to find alternatives

Out of curiosity, Erin Tareh entered her daughter into the Pinellas County school choice lottery for a fundamental school in January. It was her second try. Perhaps this time she could get a wait list spot higher than 254. No luck. Sofia, a 6-year-old currently attending Windsor Preparatory School in St. Petersburg …

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