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NEWS RELEASES 1999-00 :: JANUARY 28, 2000


The Tuesday, Feb. 1 tour of select charter schools in the Raleigh and Durham areas by State Board of Education members has been cancelled.

The Charter Schools Advisory Committee will meet on Feb. 3 at noon with newly approved charter schools to sign their charter school agreements and present their charter documents and $60,000 federal start-up checks. The event will take place in the First Floor Auditorium, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh.

For further information regarding either of these events, please contact Mary Ann Barden, Office of Charter Schools, DPI, 919.733.3317.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.