Monday, July 25, 2016

About Face on Pattison's Saves Face in Charleston County School System

One more year now promised to Pattison's Academy, one more year in which this Charleston County school must find a way to fund a good educational choice for the severely disabled. Thanks to pressure on the School Board from concerned citizens, teachers, and parents, that Board has reversed its closure of the school for the coming year. It also has forgiven the school about $300,000 in debt.

Not to be a party pooper or anything, but where is the million dollars coming from that will back this decision? Something else will get the shaft.
"Now the school will have to find a way to keep its financial ship afloat. In order to fund a program that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, the school has always needed more money than the district and state can provide. One-third of the school’s budget usually comes from private donations, according to charter board member Richard Gross."
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