More charter schools are coming your way, Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Education can sponsor up to five new charter schools each year for the next five years starting this fall. The department can also take over the sponsorship of up to 15 existing charter schools whose sponsors no longer want them. (When that happens, it’s usually because of a school’s poor academic performance or financial management.)
So far, eight schools have applied: Six new charter schools that would be operated by Akron-based White Hat Management and two existing Toledo charter schools (Polly Fox Academy and Phoenix Academy Community School).
Here are two of the initial applications from management company White Hat. Take a look. See any details worth noting?
A few details we thought were interesting:
- The company says it takes about $1.2 million dollars and 20 weeks to turn a leased building into a K-8 school.
- The company would like to have the ability to appoint and remove school board members “at any time…for any reason or no reason.” The Department of Education is discussing that with the company.
- Any items that White Hat purchases for the schools will belong to White Hat.
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