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Technical glitch causes Drew Charter to postpone admissions lottery

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Technical glitch causes Drew Charter to postpone admissions lottery

The Charlie Yates Campus was constructed on the "back nine" of the Charlie Yates Golf Course in East Lake. It cost $55 million to construct. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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The Charlie Yates Campus was constructed on the "back nine" of the Charlie Yates Golf Course in East Lake. It cost $55 million to construct. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Charlie Yates Campus was constructed on the “back nine” of the Charlie Yates Golf Course in East Lake. It cost $55 million to construct. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

Drew Charter School planned to hold its admissions lottery on May 6, but anxious parents who want to attend the popular public school have to wait a little longer.

About 45 minutes before the lottery was set to begin, the school pulled the plug on the lottery due to a glitch in the technology used to conduct it.

The statement says, “During final testing of the technology for the Charles R. Drew Charter School electronic admissions lottery, approximately 45 minutes before we went live, we noticed an inconsistency that required us to postpone the lottery. To ensure the integrity of the lottery, we made this tough decision and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Our technology vendor, InfoSnap, is working diligently to fix their glitch and will reissue the unique identifier numbers.”

Decaturish has reached out to Drew Charter seeking more information about the nature of the glitch that caused school officials to postpone the May 6 lottery. A spokesperson responded that there is no additional information to provide, but said school officials hope to update everyone soon.

Drew Charter School opened in East Lake in 2000, and has an enrollment of more than 1,200 students in pre-K through ninth grade. This past summer, the school opened its 205,800 square foot Charlie Yates Campus, a dedicated high school building that can accommodate 1,000 middle and high school students.

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