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Newark Public Schools today announced its final shared campus plan for the 2011-12 school year, with fourteen district and public charter schools sharing space in seven buildings across the district, creating space for some 1,800 students.
The plan calls for four new district high schools and seven public charter schools to open next fall in underutilized district schools. The district estimates it will save $4.1 million in facility operating costs next year, while earning about $800,000 in rent.
“Our goal with shared space is simple: to create more high quality school options for Newark families while reducing operational costs and freeing up resources that can be redirected,” said Superintendent Cami Anderson, who announced the plan at a press conference this afternoon, her first official day as superintendent.