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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

McLaughlin May Add High School


Last updated 3/6/2019 at 11:11am

Polk County School District officials unveiled a plan this week to offer high school students a Lake Wales option by adding grades 9-12 to the current McLaughlin Middle School. McLaughlin would increase its fine arts programs and add a high-tech academy if the proposal is approved by the School Board.

Board Chairman Lynn Wilson expressed his immediate and strong opposition to the idea, but the other six Board members seemed at least open to the possibility.

School Board members acknowledged the proposal no doubt will escalate the ongoing tension between the school district and charter scho...

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