The Sarasota County School Board was a near unanimous vote on Tuesday in a decision to reject a charter school application.

The Pinecrest Academy Gulf Coast Charter School would have served grades K-8. The Pinecrest Academy was looking to open their 12th school statewide.

Dozens turned out to protest the charter school prior to yesterday’s vote and meeting, saying the more kids that are in privately-run charters, the further eroded the public school system becomes.

The final vote was 4-1, with Bridget Ziegler being the only board member voting to approve the application.