Sunday, July 24, 2011

Special Needs Charter School In Trouble

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee charter school that caters to children with special needs ranging from autism to homelessness - the only school of its kind in the city - is in danger of closing after Milwaukee Public Schools failed to accommodate the school's enrollment needs in its new building, school officials are charging.
Wings Academy
was faced with a move out its former site, at 1501 S. Layton Blvd., because the building that housed Wings for nine years was scheduled for demolition. The Wings administration entered into negotiations in April with Milwaukee Public Schools to rent the Dover Street School, 2969 S. Howell Ave. In order to afford paying an extra $100,000 a year for the space, Wings administrators said they needed to increase enrollment from 150 full-time equivalent students to 205 in order to boost the school's revenue.

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