Proposed Atlanta charter school may be denied

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis is recommending that the city school board deny a petition to open of Atlanta Classical Academy, a proposed charter school in the Buckhead area.

Davis wrote in his report to the board that Atlanta Classical Academy needs to address concerns about its facilities because Sutton Middle School doesn’t have enough room to share space, and modular units don’t serve students’ long-term needs. He also wrote that the 500-student, K-8 school hasn’t identified a principal.

The school’s launch chairman, Matthew Kirby, is asking supporters to urge school board members to vote yes at their Monday meeting.

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