School board vote will determine future of Campus Community High School

The board of Campus Community School in Kent County will vote today on a finance committee recommendation to close Campus Community High School next June.

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the high school, 350 Pear Street in Dover.   Board President Marc Cote said “closing of Campus Community High School after this year has become inevitable.  Not only has it never achieved financial self sufficiency, instead requiring a subsidy from the elementary and middle school revenues and operations, but growing competition from other charter schools truncate its ability to grow and thrive as a self-sustaining high school.”  Officials say provisions will be made for rising 12th-graders to complete their academic studies via CCHS in the 2012-13 school year.  Required courses will be supplemented with internships, dual enrollment in college coursework (possibly at Wesley College, Delaware State University or Delaware tech), and related educational experiences.  “As a result, that means only current 9th- and 10th-graders will be required to make decisions to transfer to other high schools,” according to a written jstatement from Campus Community School.  CCHS currently has about 205 students.  CLICK HERE to read the full statement from Campus Community School.

 

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