A week before classes were set to begin, Good Schools for All Leadership Academy chose to close its doors.
The K-5 charter school, which operated out of the second floor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Delray Beach for the past three years, was supposed to open last month at its new location at the Wayne Barton Study Center in Boca Raton.
Gerard Consuegra, educational program director for Ed Futures, -- the San Diego-based company that managed the school -- said the decision to close came down to low enrollment and poor timing…
Student enrollment numbers over the past three years ranged from the mid-40s to the low 70s. Consuegra said he hoped to open in the 70 range at Wayne Barton, but a day before Ed Futures decided to close the school, only 46 students were enrolled…
"It was the whole uncertainty of the situation," he said…
"It was for parents looking for a different school environment, where their children could get more individual attention," Consuegra said. Some classes had as few as 10 students…
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LOW ENROLLMENT CAUSES CHARTER SCHOOL TO CLOSE; September 12, 2007; Palm Beach Post (FL)