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www.wmfd.com - The Mansfield city school board voted Tuesday to terminate its sponsorship of the Mansfield Conversion Academies, which have existed for about ten years at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center. }}" />

   
 
 
Mansfield Schools Sever Ties With Conversion Academies

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  Original Published: 1/28/2014The Mansfield city school board voted Tuesday to terminate its sponsorship of the Mansfield Conversion Academies, which have existed for about ten years at the Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center. These include Mansfield Elective Academy which has 34 at-risk students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live in non-traditional family settings and have behavioral issues; I-MAC, which has 63 high school students taking computer-based instruction; and Mansfield Enhancement Academy or STAR, which has 23 students aged 17 to 21 who are in danger of dropping-out of school, or already have. Superintendent Brian Garverick says enrollment at the academies has dipped below the level necessary to financially sustain them. But this does not necessarily mean the conversion schools will close. Garverick says they could get another sponsor. Conversion schools administrator Deborah Franklin was unavailable for comment. The Mansfield school board's decision must be approved by the commission overseeing the district's finances while in fiscal emergency, and Garverick expects it will be approved.
   
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