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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 5:13pm

2 Cyber High Schools Seek More Money to Open

Georgia Charter Schools Commission is in talks with two cyber high schools that want to open but say they need more state funding.The schools are Kaplan Academy of Georgia and Provost Academy Georgia.

Last month, the commission set the funding formula for cyber charters at about $3,500 a student. That's less than at a traditional campus and the schools say it would not provide students with a quality education.

Supporters say equal funding is necessary for computers, pay for teachers and electives like music and art.

The commission plans to revisit its funding discussion on Aug. 19. But Michael Melnick, a founding board member at Provost Academy, says it may be too late to offer fall classes.