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WPB City Charter School Approved By School Board


“This is a huge step forward in our city’s desire to provide our kids with a top level education in our city.”

Chris Roog, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, & Charter School Project Lead

Mayor Muoio Addressing the School Board Wednesday (Video Courtesy PBCS)


September 12, 2013

(West Palm Beach, FL) – There were hugs and handshakes in the audience Wednesday as the City of West Palm Beach’s plan to open a city-run charter school was approved by school officials.

It will be the first charter school operated by a municipality in Palm Beach County or the Treasure Coast, and will be one of only a handful statewide.

“This is the fulfillment of a long-time goal of the Mayor and the City Commission and is a giant step forward towards helping our kids get much needed help,” said Chris Roog, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and the lead project coordinator working on the city’s charter school project.

At the direction of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Roog has worked closely over several months on the city’s charter school program.

“The most important job we have as a city is to do whatever we can to provide our residents with the services they need. This school will fulfill that commitment,” said Roog.

Before the vote, Mayor Muoio spoke to School Board members and thanked them for supporting the city’s efforts.


Mayor Jeri Muoio urging School Board members to approve the city’s charter school application.


West Palm Beach Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell was also at the School Board Meeting to show her support for the city’s plan.

“This is a great opportunity for the boys and girls here in West Palm Beach, and it has been important to me both personally and professionally since I began serving on the Commission,” said West Palm Beach Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell.




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