Erie School District, Public Hear Plans for Charter School - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events

Erie School District, Public Hear Plans for Charter School

Posted: Updated:

The Erie School District School Board on Tuesday held the first public hearing on the possibility of a new charter school, Eagle's Nest College Preparatory Charter School.

Bishop Dwane Brock is one of the driving forces behind this charter school. He says that nearly half of the kids in the Erie School District are living in poverty, and he and his board, made up of  political officials, law enforcement and financial planners, are hoping to change that.

They hoping to get the board's approval to use the former Roosevelt School to house the charter school. Right now, the school would be K-5, and eventually expanding to include the 8th grade.

This charter school would be the first of its kind in the state, because they're proposing to house students grade 4 and above. Bishop Brock tells us that a constant presence would instill a value of education, and provide kids a safe, secure place to learn, while keeping from going home to what he calls dysfunctional situations.

"We're talking about minimizing that time at home, and placing them in a 24 hour, 5 day a week educational environment that we would be able to inundate them in intellectual education as well as character development."

The board did question funding of the proposed $3.5 million budget. Proponents of Eagle's Nest say they do have donors ready to help financially. 

The Erie School Board has 75 days to go over the application, and then vote.

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ripley Man Dies in Fire

    Ripley Man Dies in Fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:30:58 GMT
    A man died in a fire at his home in Ripley, NY yesterday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff;s Department identified the victim as Kevin Lantz, 61.More >>
    A man died in a fire at his home in Ripley, NY yesterday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff;s Department identified the victim as Kevin Lantz, 61.
    More >>
  • Waterford Roundabout Now Open

    Waterford Roundabout Now Open

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:38:09 GMT
    The first roundabout on a state road in our area is now open near Waterford. The traffic circle opened around 9:30am, about 30 minutes later than expected.More >>
    The first roundabout on a state road in our area is now open near Waterford. The traffic circle opened around 9:30am, about 30 minutes later than expected.More >>
  • Victim's Family Pleads for Justice at Vigil

    Victim's Family Pleads for Justice at Vigil

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:51:31 GMT
    Tuesday night, a murder victim's mother addressed a crowd gathered to "take back the site" of the crime, in the name of non-violence. More >>
    Tuesday night, a murder victim's mother addressed a crowd gathered to "take back the site" of the crime, in the name of non-violence. More >>
  • Waterford Traffic Roundabout Scheduled to Open Wednesday

    Waterford Traffic Roundabout Scheduled to Open Wednesday

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:43:45 GMT
    The first traffic roundabout in Northwestern Pennsylvania is scheduled to open to traffic on Wednesday. The roundabout, or traffic circle, is located at the intersection of Routes 19 and 97, just south of Waterford.More >>
    The first traffic roundabout in Northwestern Pennsylvania is scheduled to open to traffic on Wednesday. The roundabout, or traffic circle, is located at the intersection of Routes 19 and 97, just south of Waterford.More >>
  • Firefighters Reach Out to International Community

    Firefighters Reach Out to International Community

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:07:41 GMT
    After a recent drowning in Presque Isle Bay, the Erie Fire Department is reaching out to forge relationships with Erie's growing international population. Last month on a day with strong currents in the water, fire department rescuers came to the aid of some teenage boys trapped on a concrete pad off shore. The boys were from Erie's Bhutanese community.A kayaker in the area at the time captured pictures of the teens. Erie fire department rescuers responded, helping a couple of the boys safely...More >>
    After a recent drowning in Presque Isle Bay, the Erie Fire Department is reaching out to forge relationships with Erie's growing international population. Last month on a day with strong currents in the water, fire department rescuers came to the aid of some teenage boys trapped on a concrete pad off shore. The boys were from Erie's Bhutanese community.A kayaker in the area at the time captured pictures of the teens. Erie fire department rescuers responded, helping a couple of the boys safely...More >>
  • Divers Find Body in Crawford County Lake

    Divers Find Body in Crawford County Lake

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:21:32 GMT
    The body of a kayaker was found by divers this afternoon in a Crawford County lake. He was identified as Thomas Erickson, 51, of Titusville. He was fishing last night with a relative on Clear Lake in Spartansburg.More >>
    The body of a kayaker was found by divers this afternoon in a Crawford County lake. He was identified as Thomas Erickson, 51, of Titusville. He was fishing last night with a relative on Clear Lake in Spartansburg. More >>
  • Panel Calls for Fixing Pennsylvania's Infrastructure

    Panel Calls for Fixing Pennsylvania's Infrastructure

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:43:44 GMT
    Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, along with environmental experts, called for action on Tuesday night. The panel discussed the necessity of better preparing Pennsylvania's failing water, and drainage systems for the future.More >>
    Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, along with environmental experts, called for action on Tuesday night. The panel discussed the necessity of better preparing Pennsylvania's failing water, and drainage systems for the future.More >>
  • Huge Mural At Mercyhurst Prep Nearly Finished

    Huge Mural At Mercyhurst Prep Nearly Finished

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:29:22 GMT
    A huge new mural at the entrance to Mercyhurst Prep will be officially dedicated and blessed next Tuesday morning.The mural, depicts the school's core values including academics, sports, community service and the school's Catholic identity.More >>
    A huge new mural at the entrance to Mercyhurst Prep will be officially dedicated and blessed next Tuesday morning.The mural, depicts the school's core values including academics, sports, community service and the school's Catholic identity.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com