Some things are just inane. Leon County schools are over enrolled, but the State will not approve a new school. It is all about how space is now counted by the legislature. Should a gym count as a classroom??
What is so disgusting is that the State would allow two new charter schools in the area that the Leon County schools do not want. The reason is clear. Charters syphon off funding and hurt existing schools. Read Roseanne Wood’s op ed here. It is time to stop this. There is not enough money to support private, charter, and public schools. Our constitution says “a unified system of free public schools’. This is anything but unified and for many, not even free.
I’m guessing it is more about who gains from the charter schools than how the space is counted.
The change in how space is now counted makes a real difference in capacity. Our district has 450 portables, but we are under ‘capacity’. Until all playground space is used up, there is room for another portable!