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Delaware Charter School Looks for Building Funds

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With a tight state budget one of the oldest charter schools in Delaware is struggling to find funds to expand its facilities.

Delaware Military Academy which serves 566 students wants to construct 10 classrooms as well as an athletic facility on 33-thousand square feet of land.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the school is up for renewal from the Red Clay School District.

But the paper reports that Delaware lawmakers say more charter school funding will be tough to get.

State Representative John Kowalko said there’s no way state money will be going to the charter school community while Representative Kim Williams Red Clay School a former board member expressed concern that the state would not own the buildings it helped. 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.