Monday, 12 August 2013

More Than 300 Charter School Students, Teachers to Visit Tallahassee on April 2

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, March 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 more than 300 public charter school students and teachers will visit the Capitol. Part of Charter School Day in Tallahassee, the day will include meetings with legislators and observing session from the House and Senate Gallery.

The main objective of the visit will be to spread the word about public charter schools' successes and growing popularity among communities throughout Florida. The group will also urge legislators to continue to support public charter schools by making sure per student funding mirrors per student funding at District public schools.

For more than sixteen years, public charter schools in Florida have served students from Tallahassee to Key West, Okaloosa to Indian River. In that time, public charter schools have provided a quality public education option to hundreds of thousands of families and, in many cases, met the needs of students in underserved communities. Today there are more than 203,000 students enrolled in public charter schools in the state, and that number continues to grow every year. However, the funding for a student attending a public charter school has not kept pace with demand, and continues to be far below what a child attending a district-run public school receives. This legislative session, the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) and its member schools, teachers, parents and students are asking legislators to correct this wrong.

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS), a 501(c) charter school support organization, is coordinating this event. Since 1999, FCPCS has provided a seamless system of support to charter schools and helped promote the establishment, and operation, of high quality public charter schools through the development and implementation of focused statewide and online activities. FCPCS members include more than 400 of the state's 512 public charter schools.

Media Contact: Lynn Norman-Teck (305) 216-6208

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