TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Tybee Island Maritime Academy officials have been busy unloading boxes of sports equipment, inventorying laptop computers and fielding phone calls from parents all over the county who are interested in enrolling their children in the remaining seats.
Principal Patrick Rossiter signed for deliveries, fielded phone calls and helped teachers fill salt water tanks with creatures from Tybee Beach. The 34-year educator was as excited as a first-year student.
The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/16zimJL) that when the new maritime-themed charter school opens Monday, it will be the first time that Tybee has had a public school in 22 years.
The old Tybee Public School closed in 1988 as part of a desegregation plan and dwindling enrollment forced St. Michael's parochial school to close its doors in 2010.
Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com
Created: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:14:52 EST
Updated: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:14:52 EST