Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

100 Students Sign On To Attend New Charter School.

Byline: Diana Heil Journal Staff Writer

Academy Meets Registration Goal

The planned Academy for Technology and the Classics charter school says it met its goal last week of 100 pre-registered students.

Before the school's governing board would hire a full-time administrator and 10 more teachers, it needed students to bank on.

"Kids mean dollars in this business," board President Richard Lees said.

On Monday, the school's board will vote on hiring a principal, setting teacher salaries and signing a revised lease with the New Mexico National Guard. The school plans to open next year at the National Guard's complex south of Santa Fe. The school hopes to set its salary schedule 8 to 10 percent higher than Santa Fe Public Schools pays teachers. …

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