Administrators heralded success “recruiting back” students to district schools during Tuesday’s board meeting.
At least 500 students have returned to the district since it created “Charter Choice” in 2012, said Assistant Superintendent Michelle Gayle. The funding followed these students, too, Gayle said — “restoring” almost $2 million to Leon County Schools.
Charter Choice is a program that aims to simplify the process for students who previously attended local private, charter and developmental research or “lab” schools for at least one semester to transfer back to district schools of their preference. Home-schoolers also can employ a similar option through the School Choice Office, which oversees Charter Choice.