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Home School & Student News City approves zoning change for new charter school

City approves zoning change for new charter school

The City of Hollywood will soon have a new school for students in grades six through 12. The Hollywood City Commission approved a zoning change to allow for the new school to be known as Holly Charter Academy.

It will be operated by Renaissance Charter School and located on a 10.2 acre parcel of land at 2025 McKinley Street.  The property had been occupied by a print shop that had abandoned for many years.

The charter school is being developed by MG3 Dixie LLC.  The goal is to have it completed by fall 2015. 

Mayor Peter Bober is pleased that a new charter school will be opening. “When I ran for office, I stated that education was going to be a priority of mine. I am glad there will be an additional option for education in Hollywood,” said Bober.

Davon Barbour, the director for the City of Hollywood Department of Community and Economic Development agrees, “High quality education is an important decision factor and amenity for families when choosing a home. The new charter school will provide one more amenity for existing and new families in the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Barbour. 

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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