The Escambia Shool Board tonight approved an amendment to the charter for A.A. Dixon Charter School.
This school has had numerous issues during their first school year, to include earning an "F" letter grade and ending the fiscal year over $100,000.00 in the red.
In addition to these issues, A.A. Dixon violated the original contract with the school board, in my opinion, in several instances including failing to immediately notice the board when they carried a negative fund balance.
My intention at tonight's meeting was to make a motion to strike the amendment to the charter and insert language immediately terminating the charter--as I believe the original contract would support this action given the multiple instances of non-compliance by A.A. Dixon.
As I listened to my fellow board members discuss the issue, I realized I would not have three votes to close Dixon tonigh-so I chose not to make the motion.
I instead voted no on the amendment, expressing my opinion that the amendment giving the school a corrective action period did not go far enough.
I do not believe this school will survive financially or academically.
I hope they are able to prove me wrong
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