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Furlow Charter School to transition to state charter school in 2020-2021!
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Monday, August 05, 2019

Leaders of Furlow Charter School announce that the five-year charter partnership with
Sumter County Schools will end next year and the school will convert to a state authorized charter school
beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. The State Charter School Commission will become Furlow’s new

As a public state charter school, the school will operate independently and will be responsible for all aspects
of the education of the scholars enrolled at the school. The transition will enhance the school’s ability to
independently address students’ needs with a significant increase in funding, staffing, and resources with
which to do so.

"We are very excited to be working with the State Charter Schools Commission. The SCSC believes fully in
the mission of charter schools, and has a wealth of experience helping them be the best schools they can be.
The resources and support they provide will enable Furlow to realize its full potential as a project-based
learning environment that serves our entire community," stated Dr. John LeJeune, Furlow Charter School’s
Governing Board Chair.

Although Furlow will remain a Sumter County school for the 2019-2020 school year, school administration
and staff will begin to prepare for the changes immediately and will open their doors as a public state
charter school in the 2020-2021 school year.

The Furlow Charter School Governing Board and school administrators commit to keeping the public
informed during the transition by providing updates over the next year on the school website.
The school’s leadership is thankful for the partnership with the Sumter County School District over the last
four years and looks forward to continued success as the school begins the 2019-2020 school year in Sumter

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