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- I I ii mi mii iii mil I'm" I II I I II I I I I -I W W 9 ' - w c THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 5B poard cautiously OKs 5 charter schools Tapes show chased van sergeant 48 seconds J The schools are: Potentials Charter School, St Mary's Program for Autistic Teenagers, Partnership Academy of the Glades, Delray Beach Academy and Nguzo Saba Charter School, sponsored by the West Palm Beach Housing Authority. The latter two would serve at-risk students. One charter school, sponsored by Jeff Industries of Hy-poluxo, is set to open in August. Charter schools allow private organizations to receive state money to create innovative public schools, free of many of the restrictions placed on public schools. A 1996 state law permitted the schools and they have been popping up statewide. Board member Diane Heinz said the district has to make sure charter school students are properly watched. MI would hate to think we consider those students any less precious in terms of safety," she said. The board is ultimately responsible for the children, so it is up to the district to make sure the charter schools are accountable, Superintendent Joan Kowal said. Kowal made a point of saying the district is not trying to make it hard for charters to open and final charter contracts will be based on other districts' charters. Other actions The Palm Beach County School Board took the following action Wednesday: BOUNDARIES: Erased the boundaries around Morikami Elementary School in suburban Delray Beach and set up a system of preferences for who should attend the school, which will house a primary grades International Baccalaureate program. Those who can walk will be allowed to attend, and in the first year, those students who live within the now erased boundaries will be given preference. LAWSUIT: Approved a settlement with the family of Monica Medlicott, whose science project on the durability of condoms was removed from display by Carver Middle School Principal Carol Blacharski when Monica was a seventh grader last year. She sudd and the board will pay $5,000 for her attorney's fees and costs. The board has already spent $17,000 on its attorney's fees. ATTORNEYS: Retained attorney Don Stephens to represent the board in a suit filed by former Spanish River High School teacher Jeffrey Tytler. He'll be paid $125 an hour. POLICE OFFICERS: Settled two lawsuits filed by 35 current and former school district police officers for nearly $60,000. The officers either sought money for time spent training and caring for sniffer dogs or for time spent on duty during lunch periods. CHOICE: Decided not to examine the possibility of opening new schools and a few others as year-round schools to give parents choices. The recommendation was made by board member Jody Gleason. t ') ! 5 By Monika Gonzalez Palm Beach Post Staff Writer An Ocean Ridge public safety officer backed off chasing a woman traveling 90 mph, shortly before she crashed, Public Safety Chief Edward Hillery said Wednesday. Sgt. Michael Andrews chased Wendy Pena for 48 seconds along State Road A1A before backing off, according to dispatch tapes. Another 22 seconds later, Andrews cleared a curve and spotted Pena's wrecked burning van about two-tenths of a mile ahead. Pena, who was not wearing a seat belt, had been thrown from the car and was trapped underneath. Her 1-year-old daughter, Imar Rivera, was dead at the scene. The incident occurred County, clerk By Rebecca Goldsmith Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH The latest attempt to strip power from County Clerk Dorothy Wilken rests on an $18,000 study by Arthur Andersen. The consultants will evaluate whether the clerk's office should still handle travel expense forms and other reimbursement requests from county commissioners and county employees or whether the commission should take on that responsibility. Wilken called the study a "waste of money" a biased attempt to wrest control from her. MEDICARE DIABETIC SHOE PROVIDER MEN'S Sizes 6-15 WOMEN'S Sizes 4-12 S,N, M, Wand . X-Wide Port St. Lucie Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. Funeral Mass today. Hoffmeister, Mattie Lee, 63, of Fort Pierce. Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. LaFurge, Mary R., 82, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Funeral Mass today. Sabecki, Stephen Joseph, 75, of Fort Pierce. Haisley-Hobbs deaths Silverstein, Emanuel, 87, of West Palm Beach. Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral today. Tandy, Russell H., 79, of Juno Beach. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, Jupiter. Togneri, Peter J., 59, of West Palm Beach. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Vaughn, Ellie, 84, of Lake Worth. Fred Hunter's Fort Lauderdale Home, Fort Lauderdale. Woebse, Bertha, 72, of Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Visitation today; funeral Friday. Martin County Benner, Katherine M., 77, of Stuart All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel. Gunn, Donald W., 75, of Palm City. Forest Hills Funeral Home, Palm City. Funeral Monday. St. Lucie County DiMauro, Geraldine Gural, 73, of Port St. Lucie. Roger L Byrd Area Porus, Sarah, 91, of Lake Worth. All County Funeral Home and Crematory. Proch, John, 91, of Palm Beach Gardens. Thomas L Price Funeral Home, North Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Prowe, Debra, 43, of Loxahatchee. American Burial and Cremation, Lake Worth. Reed, Elizabeth A., 71, of West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday. Reynard, Irene, 78, of Lake Worth. American Burial and Cremation, Lake Worth. Rivera, Imar, of Boynton Beach. Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, Delray Beach. Graveside service Friday. Ryan, Ruth A., 84, of Wellington. Tillman Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Memorial Mass Friday. Shader, Walter, 80, of Delray Beach. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach. Funeral Friday. Stephanie Desmon dm Beach Post Staff Writer Bv Pak With little enthusiasm, the 'aim Beach County School jytoard gave provisional approval Wednesday night to five charter schools that would open in Au- . But before a single one opens its doors, there is a lot of work to if uc uunc, uicmuiug leases iu sign, U A j: i : insurance to purcnase, transportation and food service to arrange - and the list goes on. c Board members approved the applications 6-1, with Dorothy Montgomery dissenting, only after wondering whether they really want to give responsibility for nearly 1,000 students to private groups. 1 They were told by General Counsel Cynthia Prettyman, however, that they had little choice but to approve the charters, which have met the legal requirements set by the legislature. Other school districts that have rejected applications have seen them sent back by the state, she said. Orange County is involved in a lawsuit, she said. Wednesday's provisional approval is the first step. Charter sjf hool organizers have until July to come to a detailed agreement with officials, one with a complete budget and academic plan. AREA DEATHS From 4B peral in Philadelphia Kassack, Edmond J., 86, of Hy- poluxo. Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Funeral in Glendale, N.Y. I Mack, Thelma R., 87, of Lake tVorth. E. Earl Smith and Son ?uneral Home, East Chapel, .ake Worth. Memorial service Tiday. Mackey, Carl E., 98, of Lake Vorth. Babione-Stephenson Fu-; teral Home, Lantana. Mintjal, Frank D., of Boynton Jeach. Boynton Memorial Chap-1, Boynton Beach. Visitation Tiday; funeral Saturday. Nickerson, Melvin Albert, 81, of 5oca Raton. Robert J. Babione funeral Home, Boca Raton, r Paul, Matilda, 94, of Lake Worth. American Burial and Cremation, Lake Worth. L Perdue, Emma, 84, of West palm Beach. Palm Beach Memo-'ial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, Lantana. Graveside service today. Porter, Adelaide, 92, of Boca Mon. Aaron Cremation and : 3urial Services, Lauderhill. mmmm. mm miiiiiii - tTT 1 Vi ? ... ... SS .GO pec person 21 &JE ttq. Daily Sightseeing Cruises at 1 1AM & 2PM 15.00 Adults 8.00 Children 400A N. Flagler Dr. W.P.B. 561-833-5755 Private Charter Available Head Start Program Hispanic Human Resources Child Development centers Eligible Families with children ages 3 and 4 years old. (Musi be 3 years old by Augusl 31, 1998) Recruitment period from April I thru May 31 Children with special needs are also welcome! For informalion on eligibility requirements, please call: Vicky Martinez 968-2 147 (1427 So. Congress Avenue), or Loida Casillas 655-1 125 (2725 Georgia Avenue) Monday Thru Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM CALL 511 to check the winning lottery numbers! It's only 50c a call to check! Just CALL 5-1-1, then enter code 1008. m ' mm wire about 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. Andrews was heading south on State Road A1A when he saw Pena, who was heading north, run a red light at Cordova Avenue. Andrews made a U-turn and followed her, Hillery said. "It hurts me. It hurts me down to my soul. I wish I could have given my life for my little girl," said the girl's father, Inmar Rivera. "But accusing someone isn't going to bring my daughter back." He said he'd asked Pena to let Imar spend the night at his house Monday night, but she refused. Staff writers Scott Hiaasen and Alexandra Navarro Clifton, and staff researcher Barbara Gellis-Shapiro contributed to this report. clash over study "What they want is a support for the argument that the clerk's office should be tucked under the: county administration and never heard from again," she said. In a memo to county com-' missioners, who approved the study Tuesday, Wilken pointed out that most of Florida's 67 county clerks retain all financial duties spelled out in state law. ' t County Administrator Bob Weisman said that the study's, conclusions could lead to a refer-; endum over who holds the purse strings. ' a A similar vote failed by a nar-! row margin 10 years ago. ' lt $ 1 OPEN SUNDAY 11-4 to OFF REG. PRICE LIMITED TIME OFFER by jb 439-2977 I li fc- Just 50$ a call! 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