Charter plan for Collegiate Academy to be discussed

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ERIE, Pa. — The plans to make Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy a charter school will be at the forefront of a meeting Monday night.

Plans to convert Collegiate Academy, 2825 State St., to a charter school will be discussed at Monday’s 7 p.m. meeting at Collegiate Academy’s auditorium.

The Erie School District continues to face funding shortfalls. Plans to close the budget gap include shuttering all four high schools in Erie, including Collegiate Academy.

James Vieira, Collegiate Academy dean, said in an earlier report by Action News that he plans to send his application for the charter school to the district on Tuesday.

Superintendent Jay Badams indicated in an earlier story that the application is premature.

School supporters are pushing to apply to the state for permission to create a charter school.

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