Byrneville Elementary School Votes To Change Charter Status

June 1, 2017

The Byrneville Elementary School Board of Directors officially voted Thursday afternoon to change the school’s charter status and relationship with the Escambia County School District.

Byrneville has been a “conversion charter” school since 2002 when the Escambia County School District closed the existing Byrneville Elementary School and converted it into charter school operated under its own board of directors. Funding for the school was still provided by the state and local government, with the local school district providing the campus and major maintenance services.

Now, Byrneville has officially voted in support of becoming a full charter school, taking over building ownership and becoming eligible to construct a a new permanent building to replace numerous portables.

The next step will be the presentation of the status change to the Escambia County School District for mutual approval.

Once completed, the school will be in control of its own property and buildings, allowing the desired building project to move forward.

The charter school is considering the construction of a new multi-million dollar modern building containing 8-10  classrooms, likely a cafetorium and possibly even a small gym. The largest building on the current Byrneville campus was build in 1941 and contains five classrooms, plus offices and a cafeteria.

Pictured: Principal Dee Wolfe-Sullivan and Byrneville Elementary Board members Michelle Driskell, Jeremy Hawsey, Tammy Jo Smith and Melanie Killam. photo, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Byrneville Elementary School Votes To Change Charter Status”

  1. Julie Booth-Moran on June 1st, 2017 6:55 pm

    Wishing Byrneville Elementary the very best in their petition of full charter ship.
    Standing in strong support for each community to have their own school!

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