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Update on Proposed Charter School

January 6, 2016 —

By Commissioner Jennifer Levin

Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced in early December that it has set-aside $11,816,565 for the design and construction of a 500-seat iPrep Academy as a satellite of Dr. Michael Drop Senior High School. Students from Sunny Isles Beach are outside of Krop’s district, however, and would not be permitted to attend. Notwithstanding the announcement of the new iPrep Academy, the Aventura/Sunny Isles Beach Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Excellence in Education Initiative Committee intends to continue its quest to bring a charter high school to the area for the students of Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach. Ifthis is something parents would like to see, it is incumbent upon them to speak up and get involved.

On another note, it is difficult to believe that 2015 is coming to an end. It seems as though January 1st was just yesterday. I need not tell you that the world has become a different place, evoking feelings of sadness and anger yet resulting in a global strength and cohesiveness with a determination to overcome. Here in our precious Sunny Isles Beach, the Commission and all City employees continue to make our City the very best it can be while our Police Department and Ocean Rescue remains diligent in keeping it safe for all. I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and 2016!