TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Nearly 450 students will be attending Tallahassee Classical School in Fall 2019.
The school just got the green light to open in Leon County after The Charter School Appeal Commission sided with them over the district on Thursday. This makes Tallahassee Classical School the fifth charter school in the district.
They will be opening as a K-8 school and hope to eventually add grades 9-12 as well.
"We're working vigorously behind the scenes to develop our website, to get our application live. We're working on scheduling some parent information sessions, which as soon as those are scheduled we will be sharing those with the community," said Adrienne Campbell, one of the founders of Tallahassee Classical School.
She says they're also working to finalize a location for the charter school.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A charter school that was denied opening in Leon County, won its appeal Thursday morning.
Leon County School Board members previously voted unanimously to deny Tallahassee Classical School, as well as another charter school, Plato Academy.
In response, the Tallahassee Classical School appealed to the Florida Department of Education, and won.
Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna said he was disappointed in the results Thursday.
"We're disappointed but we learned a lot about what to do and what not to do in the future, but I wouldn't be doing my job if I wasn't fighting to protect the traditional public schools system here in Leon County," said Hanna. "And you know, you don't fight a fight because you know you can win, you fight because it's something you believe in and that's exactly what we did today."
The school now has a year to identify a location, set up a lottery system, and hire staff.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A charter school that was denied opening in Leon County is taking the next steps to appeal that decision Thursday.
The Tallahassee Classical School isn't giving up their mission to open. On Thursday will be the first of two appeal hearings to get the school up and running.
Leon County School Board members voted unanimously to deny Tallahassee Classical School as well as another chater school, Plato Academy.
The school board did express willingness to work with the school in the future.
But the school is taking that decision to the Florida Department of Education, looking to see results more quickly.
The women behind the school say the community is fully behind them.
That hearing is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Florida Department of Education.
The other school that wasn't approved, Plato Academy, is not appealing the decision by the school board despite initial plans to do so.