Friday, April 24, 2015

New charter school approved west of Delray Beach

From Andy Reid at the Sun Sentinel on a new charter approved by the Palm Beach County Commission:
     A charter school can be built on an agricultural preserve, despite concerns about sacrificing more farmland for suburbia, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Thursday.
     The school is proposed on a former tree farm on Happy Hollow Road, west of Lyons Road and a half mile north of the Delray Marketplace shopping center.
     An exception allows building schools on the land, which developers of the shopping center were required to set aside for agriculture.
School backers say it's needed to serve students expected to move into thousands of new homes in neighborhoods already approved nearby.
     "This is the right place for a school," said Lori Vinikoor, of the Alliance of Delray Residential Associations, which supports the school. "There will be people asking for it."