Updated: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 5:51 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 5:51 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Charter School Board has approved a new charter school in Fort Wayne that must meet specific enrollment goals before it can open its doors.
The board voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the Carpe Diem Indiana charter school. But the school must demonstrate by July 15 that its enrollment will fall between its "break-even" financial number and its goal of 130 students for the first year.
Carpe Diem Learning Systems CEO Bob Summers tells The Journal Gazette (http://bit.ly/XEvnzt ) that enrollment at the school which will serve grades 6 through 12 will likely be about 100 students.
Charter School Board executive director Claire Fiddian-Green says enrollment is a concern because there was a lack of "demonstrated demand" at a Tuesday public hearing in Fort Wayne about the proposed school.
Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net