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Charter Schools Preparing Offer to Purchase Old High School Complex


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 10am

Fay Walker

1919 school building, also called Hardman Hall

The Lake Wales Charter Schools are looking to breathe new life into the old high school complex by locating Bok Academy North on the site off Seminole Avenue.

Charter Schools Superintendent Jesse Jackson said his staff is working with Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields and may have a proposal for the city commission at their next meeting as the Community Redevelopment Agency Feb. 18.

The charter schools approached the city two years ago asking for a donation of the school site, which wasn't do-able at the time because the property was owned by the city, which didn't have the authority to do...

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