Cape Coral taps Lee County school district for enable with charter school money woes


Constitution colleges in Cape Coral are in need of renovations, repairs and the dollars to pay for it all. Replacement buses and carpeting, new playgrounds and new technology are all amid what the City of Cape Coral Constitution School Authority says it desires but doesn’t have the money to obtain.

Superintendent Jacquelin Collins of Oasis Charter Schools in Cape Coral is on record claiming a great deal of the money pit is the schools’ yearly $3.2 million lease on its properties.

“We’re discovering that the earnings streams that occur in do not maintain up with inflation, and they just do not shell out the charges any longer,” Collins said.

The Metropolis of Cape Coral commenced to discussion how it may well enable the charter school program in 2019. In 2021, the city is on the lookout for aid from The College District of Lee County.

Metropolis leaders have requested Lee County Faculty Board for a slash of the District’s 50 percent-cent sales tax profits. That income is used to assist upkeep, basic safety and security, engineering as properly as building of Lee County educational institutions.

As of March Lee County faculties have gathered a lot more than $163 million in gross sales tax positive aspects.

We requested if the school board would contemplate Cape Coral’s ask for.

The District explained in a assertion it is at present reviewing the fifty percent-cent revenue tax referendum and the ballot that was introduced forth to the general public.

In February, Cape Coral’s committee of the full talked about supporting the charter educational institutions make finishes satisfy.

“If there is a way for us to pull this off, we should,” Councilwoman Jennifer Nelson reported. “The schools, as our superintendent stated, I imply, people move listed here since of their educational facilities.”

The metropolis hopes the college board sees points the exact same way. Cape Coral Town Council plans to speak about the 50 %-cent profits tax at its approaching council meeting Wednesday.