New charter school OK’d for Lafayette. Local superintendents: Why?
Paramount School gets green light; local school leaders call it unnecessary. Plus, Karlaftis to the Chiefs. Homicide arrest made. Big Esports weekend at fairgrounds. And what you need to know to vote
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K-8 CHARTER SCHOOL GETS GO-AHEAD IN LAFAYETTE
An Indianapolis charter school looking to open classrooms in fall 2023 in the former, Elmwood Avenue home of New Community School got the green light it needed Thursday.
The Indiana State Charter School Board voted 5-1 to authorize Paramount Schools of Excellence-Lafayette, a K-8 charter school, for five years.
Paramount would be Lafayette’s first charter since New Community School, a K-8 school that had converted a former Pay Less Super Market on Lafayette’s north end before closing in December 2016 with millions of dollars of debt and years of dwindling enrollment.
Local school superintendents were asking: Why a charter here? Why now?
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