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New Niagara Charter School sets information sessions across area First session scheduled this week in Niagara Falls

Parents thinking of sending their children to the new Niagara Charter School in September may obtain all the data they need about the school by attending one of five public information sessions scheduled over the next two months.

Principal Karen Brown said the times, dates and locations for the sessions are:

* 6 p.m. Thursday in the Doris Jones Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls.

* Noon Saturday in the City of Tonawanda Public Library, 333 Main St., City of Tonawanda.

* 6 p.m. March 6 in the Wheatfield Community Senior Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield.

* 6 p.m. March 30 in the Hyde Park Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.

* 6 p.m. April 24 in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.

The school is expected to be built this spring and summer at 2077 Lockport Road, Wheatfield.

By attending one of the sessions, Brown said, people will be able to ask questions and receive information about the school, including its academic programs, the length of the school day and school year, the uniform policy, how to apply for admission, and the school's lottery selection process. No more than 240 students can be admitted from kindergarten through fourth grade under the school's state charter.

Applications may be obtained at the sessions or by visiting the school's temporary office at 1370 Military Road, Town of Niagara, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applications also may be obtained by calling that office at 297-4520 or by downloading them off the school Web site at, Brown said.


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