UPDATED: Joe Biden's Brother Is President and "P.T. Barnum" for SoFla Charter School Chain
When owners of a for-profit charter school chain go before the Palm Beach County School Board tomorrow night seeking approval for three new high schools, they'll have a celebrity spokesman on their side. Frank Biden, brother of the Amtrak-riding vice president, is president and director of development for Mavericks in Education Florida.
in Nicaragua before settling in South Florida. He lives in Ocean Ridge and is currently developing a country club community in Costa Rica.
UPDATE Nov. 22, 2011: Shortly after New Times broke this story, the vote was postponed. The applications for new Mavericks schools, which were on the School Board's agenda for tonight's meeting as recently as 11:44 a.m. yesterday, have now been crossed off the agenda. No explanation for the change is given on the revised agenda. We will update if more information becomes available.
Orange County's School Board approved a new Mavericks school this month.
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