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The Clinton Board of Education faced a tough decision regarding the Early Charter College High School through Richland Community College.

The charter school was a topic originally proposed in September, and the Board of Education was briefed on the subject at last months regular Board of Education meeting. Superintendent of Clinton Schools Dr. Jeff Holmes explains the charter school will give Clinton students the opportunity to take high school level courses their first two years on Richland's campus, with the final two years courses being duel-credit courses.

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The charter school will require the Clinton School district to pay 100% of per capita tuition per student. Dr. Holmes explains Clinton will be allowed 10 students per year, and in the future up to 40 students according to the school's guidelines.

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President of the Board of Education Buck Carter composed a resolution to reject the offer from Early College Charter High School for the Clinton School District for many reasons, one being it does not outline sufficient goals to be achieved by the students, as ready by Board Member Nancy Stokowski.

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Prior to the Board of Education's regular meeting was a public meeting to discuss the Early College Charter High School, at which representatives from Richland Community College were present to answer questions from the public.

The Board voted unanimously to reject the proposal.

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