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Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 2-April 2006 ISSN: 1541-6224


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Starting school and closing the doors, all within 21 days! Certainly this must be a mistake, but the truth is, it did happen in our school district during September of 2005. Starting school in the fall is always an exciting time for educators and students. The excitement for the staff of 11 was high and the building was ready to welcome the students back to school. By nine o'clock, on the first day of school, there were only two students. Three days later there were four students. Where were the other 70 students who were enrolled in the school in May? They were registered at the Charter School that was one mile away!