A new public charter school opens in Alstead today. The LEAF Charter School is a high school located in the Mole Hill Theater building. Its curriculum will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, or STEAM. The first charter schools opened in New Hampshire in 2004. LEAF is the state’s 25th charter school. Director Dakota Benedetto spoke with NHPR’s Morning Edition about the school.
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ALSTEAD, N.H. – Mole Hill Theatre renovations have curtailed some winter programming there, as Dennis Molesky retrofits the tool and die shop and theater building to host a new charter high school called LEAF School.
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For Dakota Benedetto, trying to get a charter school approved hasn’t been an easy task.
They ask for a five-year projected budget. Since the first year is kind of pre-opening, but you’re still at least a year out from when you’re writing it, you’re looking six or seven years in advance, so how much money are you going to be spending on copy paper seven years from now? That whole process of trying to juggle the numbers and get the budget to work was challenging.
Full story: http://nhpr.org/post/applying-new-charter-school-plenty-paperwork-eye-opening-conversations