Fla. Lawmaker Wants To Create District-run "Innovation Schools"

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A new charter school bill gets its first committee hearing today in Tallahassee.

This one is different from other charter school proposals for two big reasons:

  • It allows districts to operate their own version of a charter school, instead of the school being operated by an outside entity.
  • A popular Democrat is behind it.

The Florida Innovation Zone Schools Act is sponsored by panhandle Sen. Bill Montford, the CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.

Montford is a long time educator who has a middle school in Tallahassee named after him.

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