In the continuing saga of Lakeland High School and Harrison School of the Arts — will they become charters, whether as separate schools or one — Polk County School Board members are concerned that what’s best for the kids will be lost in the fight among the adults.
During last week’s work session,
Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Nickell asked the board not to vote on a resolution proposed on March 27 by Board Member Frank O’Reilly. The resolution said the board favored the two schools remaining together on the same campus, although it would be an expression of the board’s wishes and not a binding document. It would reaffirm the state Department of Education’s finding that the two schools share one school number.
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