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Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

There's an old saying that you're not paranoid if they're actually out to get you. A parent-led charter school that will eventually serve grades 6-12 opened last fall, but it was a long, contentious fight before they turned the key. Districts around the state are weary of charter schools because they require a set amount of funding and there's little district oversight. When the school began looking at the nearly abandoned Rivers Campus on King Street, the district started weighing separate plans for the site. The charter school eventually won out, largely due to community input. The school opened last fall (support from district board members included money for trailers while the building is being upgraded). In December, district staff suggested relocating the school to a smaller, less-equipped campus, but charter parents objected and received at least a temporary reprieve.

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