Florida county proposes taking over a charter high school

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After a decade of not opening any schools, Pinellas County wants to launch a third new school this year, superintendent Mike Grego announced Tuesday.

The plan came about after Gulf Coast Academy, an alternative charter high school in Largo with about 350 students, decided to close its doors.

Gulf Coast and another charter, Imagine Middle School in St. Petersburg, are calling it quits this summer amid chronically low performance, district officials said at a School Board workshop.

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