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Discovery Charter School to hold 2013 admissions lottery

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The Discovery Charter School will hold its annual admissions lottery this Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Because there are more applicants than spots, the charter school holds a random lottery before each new school year to determine which applicants will be accepted as students.

Applications for the lottery were due on Wednesday, February 20.

Siblings of existing students are first identified and placed and then the remaining spots are picked. An official from the Porter Police Department will draw names from a clear container.

Once spots are filled, the lottery will also determine which applicants are to be put on the waitlist.

Following the lottery will be a regular Discover Charter School Board of Directors meeting.

On the agenda, the board will look at the proposed dates for the 2013-2014 school year calendar and approval of the target enrollment.

Next the board will discuss under new business Camp Invention, facilities grant and schedule a date and time for the Spring Coffee Chat.

Also, the Development Plan Committee’s goals will be discussed.

In old business, the board will hear an update from the Website Committee, discuss the approval of the grant and fundraising process policy, and revisit discussions regarding maintenance.

The board will be given a report by Director Ernesto Martinez.

The Parents Action Committee will give an update. The meeting will also have a time for public comment.

The board will meet at the Discovery Charter School, 800 Canonie Drive in Porter.


Posted 2/26/2013