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Marshall Elementary moves a step closer to becoming in-district charter school

Posted by Patrick Rosso  November 8, 2012 03:12 PM

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Plans to convert Dorchester’s Marshall Elementary School into an in-district charter school are closer to fruition.

On Wednesday, the Boston School Committee voted unanimously to approve the plan to convert the school into a Horace Mann Charter School for the 2013 school year. Mann schools, or in-district charters, are charter school overseen by the the district but operated by a private enitity.

Boston Public School officials recently met with parents to discuss the conversion, to read more click here.

If approved by the commissioner of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the plan will then go to the Board of the Elementary and Secondary Education for final approval. It is expected to be voted on by the board in late February.

Once approved by the state, the school will be turned over to Unlocking Potential, an educational non-profit, that will administer the school for BPS.

Unlocking Potential currently runs another BPS in-district charter school in South Boston, called the UP Academy. That school formerly was known as the Gavin Middle School.

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