State Loan For Charter School Hits Snag
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The State Bond Commission has delayed approving a loan for a Baton Rouge charter school targeting at-risk youth.
Sarah Broome, executive director of the THRIVE Charter Boarding School, said she's concerned about delaying too much longer because the facility is losing its lease and needs to move into a larger space that will take about a year to build.
State Treasurer John Kennedy asked Broome Thursday to gather data about the school, its funding and its academic statistics. Then members of the Bond Commission could meet with the school's board, the architects and contractors, then revisit the request next month.
The Advocate reports the school teaches middle school for at-risk children who are in danger of homelessness, disruptive behavior, criminal records or whose family stability has been disrupted.