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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 136

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 SB THE PALM BEACH POST 1 Board cautiously OKs 5 charter schools Father wanted baby to stay overnight with him 'It hurts me down to my soul. I wish I could have given my life for my little girl' INMAR RIVERA girl's father 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. "I 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 sued 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. CHASE From IB flames were extinguished. That's when they found the body of Pena's daughter, Hillery said. "If she had been in the front of the van, she would have been burned," Chief Edward Hillery said. "But that's not a license not to wear your seat belt. The vast majority of persons ejected from crashes are usually the victim of severe trauma or death. As it was, she didn't escape unscathed." 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 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. MEN'S Sizes 6-1 5 WOMEN'S Sizes 4-12 S, N, M, W and X-Wide MEDICAHE I VVV DIABETIC "" Z..f shoe j, '" Jr. " PROVIDER I S y.- 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 Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Smith, William A., 59, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Visitation today; funeral Friday. Okeechobee County Lanier, Wilbur Ira, 79, of Okeechobee. Bass Funeral Home, Okeechobee. Visitation Friday; funeral Saturday. 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, FJlie, 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 Poms, 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, Oebra, 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. , 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 Gifton, 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 commissioners, 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. County Administrator Bob Weisman said that the study's conclusions could lead to a referendum over who holds the purse strings. A similar vote failed by a narrow margin 10 years ago. ', OPEN SUNDAY 11-4 Jx OFF Beach noure: across from Beefeeders Restaurant 7 7 -1 to s1i By Stephanie Desmon Palm Beach Post Staff Writer With little enthusiasm, the Palm Beach County School Board gave provisional approval Wednesday night to five charter schools that would open in August. But before a single one opens its doors, there is a lot of work to be done, including leases to sign, insurance to purchase, transportation and food service to arrange and the list goes on. 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. 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 school organizers have until July to come to a detailed agreement with officials, one with a complete budget and academic plan. AREA DEATHS From 4B neral in Philadelphia I Kassack, Edmond J., 86, of Hy- poluxo. Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Funeral in Glendale, N.Y. Mack, Thelma R., 87, of Lake Worth. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home, East Chapel, Lake Worth. Memorial service Friday. Mackey, Carl E., 98, of Lake Worth. Babione-Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Mitrtjal, Frank D., of Boynton Beach. Boynton Memorial Chapel, Boynton Beach. Visitation Friday; funeral Saturday. Nickerson, Melvin Albert, 81, of Boca Raton. Robert J. Babione Funeral Home, Boca Raton. t Paul, Matilda, 94, of Lake Worth. American Burial and Cremation, Lake Worth. ! Perdue, Emma, 84, of West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, Lantana. Graveside service today. i Porter, Adelaide, 92, of Boca Raton. Aaron Cremation and Burial Services, Lauderhill. ITgWTTiflHfllinillClllJJ '8 .fit pet person 21 ftJEceq. 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