Cape Coral City Council working on keeping charter schools open

Posted at 10:55 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 23:08:07-05

Cape Coral City Council is making sure classes at their charter schools stay in session.

Right now, the charter schools will run out of money by 2021.

"There are some financial issues and we want to fix it, that's all," said Rick Williams, a member of city council. "We want to work with the board and see what we can do, working together as a team with a plan that will make them sustainable over the next few years," he added.

Both the council and the charter school board were much calmer Monday night than they were in earlier meetings.

"The fighting will get us nowhere, absolutely nowhere," said Councilman Jim Burch.

City Council is looking at ways to funnel more money towards charter schools. The schools trying to find ways to cut spending.

"It is really about focusing on the kids, the students and making sure the infrastructure is there so we can continue to be the gem of the city," said Nelson Stephenson, the Cape Coral Charter School Superintendent.

"This system will survive, you can bet on that," said Burch.