Florida charter school leaves parents searching for spots

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dozens of Pinellas families are scrambling to find schools for their children after a St. Petersburg charter school abruptly held a new lottery for admission just four days before the first day of school.

East Windsor Middle Academy emailed parents on Wednesday evening that construction on its middle school building wouldn't be finished by Monday, and that a temporary location could serve only 65 students.

On Thursday afternoon, the school held a new lottery that left parents in tears.

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