Charter School Being Promoted In Utica [POLL]
We first reported on the possibility for a Charter School in Utica almost two weeks ago, and it seems the process may be in motion. Last night, two representatives from the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School were at the Utica Public Library to talk about the proposed Utica Charter School.
WIBX is reporting that Doctor Fehmi Damkaci, the President of the Board of Trustees for the SASCS, said proposing a charter school will benefit Utica by giving students more options to learn.
“Opening a charter school or proposing a charter school doesn’t mean that the public school is bad,” Damkaci said. “This is just another option for the parents who will be in the city. So, currently, there is only one high school with one curriculum. So, when you have another charter school in the city, it will be a different setting, a smaller setting, compared to a larger school setting.”
The proposed Charter school has plans to open in August of 2013, with 180 students in grades 6th through 9th. The plan is for each year, one grade will be added, along with more students, until the final total reaches 420 in August of 2017.
So we ask again…