UPDATE: Proposed Tamarac Charter School K-8 Hearing on January 11

Just a few months ago, if you asked city officials if there were plans for a charter schools they would have said no.

I don’t know if they if they didn’t want to consider the idea or were keeping quiet on any proposals. There is no denying that charter schools have gained in popularity among families in Broward county, drawing over 6,215 new students from public schools from last year for a total of 29,500 students in the district.

Charter schools in Broward County are privately owned and hold contracts from the Broward County School Board. Broward County charter schools must meet strict guidelines for educational standards, but are free to utilize more innovate teaching techniques.

This proposed charter school is, of course, in it’s very early planning stages.  The proposed location would be at 8399 North University Drive Tamarac, FL 33321 and if you look at the attached map, you can see that it has been labeled K-8.   If this were the case, this would be a great for our families and ease the over-crowding at Millennium Middle School.

On December 7th, 2011 the City of Tamarac’s Planning Board will hear a request for a major site plan application.

Request of Pam Butler of MG3 Developer Group, Designated Agent for the property owner, B.E.M. Holding, LLC., seeking approval of a Major Redevelopment Site Plan to allow for the redevelopment of the existing structure through structural and architectural modifications, parking lot modifications and landscaping improvements for the proposed use as a charter school.

If you are interested in appearing, the meeting will be held on January 11th, 2012 at 9:00 am in Conference Room 105 of City Hall 7525 NW 88 Avenue Tamarac FL 33321

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • SusanG

    Tamarac really needs this school. Especially a K-8. I can’t really see on the map where this will be built but I mapped the address and it looks like its near the flea market??? What we really need here is a high school. That would make this city feel more like a community. Now everyone goes to schools in Coral Springs or other places so this would be good. Thanks so keeping us updated on this and hope it goes through.

  • mindy

    I agree with the previous poster,about needing a high school here, since we have none at all. However, that flea market where the old Target was went out of business quite a while ago and it’s just been Furniture Power for some time now. I’d also like to know which Charter company will be running this proposed school. How can I find out?