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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commission OKs Negotiating with Charter Schools for Purchase of 1919 School Property for Bok North Academy

Price, Transtion Details Still Need to be Resolved


Last updated 2/19/2020 at 4:09pm

Chevon Baccus

School property with three buildings from Seminole Ave

Lake Wales city commissioners in their role as the Community Redevelopment Agency authorized the city manager to explore the possible sale of the 1919 school property to the Lake Wales Charter Schools to become the permanent home of Bok Academy North. But commissioners raised several issues they want resolved during negotiations.

Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson left the room during the discussion to avoid any ethical conflict since he serves as legal counsel for the charter system. Commissioner Curtis Gibson, who serves as vice chairman of the CRA, ran that portion of the meeting. He expressed h...

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