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Gates Senior High School is closing
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Gates Senior High School is closing

Lutz, Florida- Gates Senior High School is closing its doors permanently.

The school does note online that the closure will only affect the Senior High School and not those who attend Learning Gate Community School.

The charter school posted a letter to students and parents on the Gates Senior High School Facebook page.

In the letter, John Leaver, Chair of Gates Senior High School says, "It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am writing this email. When I accepted the opportunity to join the board of directors for GATES I felt that this was a difficult yet solvable problem. With the two schools working in cohesion together the resources and brain trust was available to help the schools grow, Learning Gates had been thriving for over 10 years and both schools had obtained high performing school status within Hillsborough County. I still feel as though we could have made it work but the obstacles that continued to be presented by the board of LGCS pushed us to far down the road. The failure to prepare for another property and lack of planning on behalf of the boards has put the schools in a position where there was not enough space to house the two schools without some modification. Having said that it is the determination that we are going to have to close the High School for the upcoming school year, which will cause the charter to be cancelled by Hillsborough County."
 

 

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