Miami-Dade Schools

Key Biscayne K-8 faculty, parents vote against charter conversion


An attempt to convert the Key Biscayne K-8 Center to a charter school was overwhelmingly voted down by parents and school faculty Friday.

The 533 parents and 84 members of the school’s faculty who voted were 94 percent against converting to a charter, according to a district spokesman. A simple majority would have been enough to force a conversion.

The vote was pushed by two parents who wanted to turn the overcrowded school into a non-profit charter, run by parents and professional advisors, with new buildings and the same staff.


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