Hillsborough County (Fla.) plans two new schools, three school renovations

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beyond those projects, the prospect for additional ones is unclear as the state continues to direct its capital education dollars to charter schools.

Hillsborough educators are skeptical about the state's projection of charter school growth.

"The state likes to think we're going to have a lot of kids going to charter and virtual," chief facilities officer Cathy Valdes told the Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday.

The state projection: Charter school population districtwide will increase from 11,894 in 2012-2013 to 19,410 in 2017-2018.

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