INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Charter School Board has approved a new charter school in Fort Wayne that must meet specific enrollment goals before it can open its doors.
The board voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the Carpe Diem Indiana charter school. But the school must demonstrate by July 15 that its enrollment will fall between its "break-even" financial number and its goal of 130 students for the first year.
Carpe Diem Learning Systems CEO Bob Summers tells The Journal Gazette that enrollment at the school which will serve grades 6 through 12 will likely be about 100 students.
Charter School Board executive director Claire Fiddian-Green says enrollment is a concern because there was a lack of "demonstrated demand" at a Tuesday public hearing in Fort Wayne about the proposed school.
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