Posted: 10:00 pm Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Bucky Dent Baseball Academy students seek spots in district schools 

By Post Staff

Baseball prospects from throughout the nation want to go to Palm Beach County public schools while learning the fundamentals of America’s game.

School district officials are trying to find a home for them, possibly at Boynton Beach High School, and a way to keep them there.

The Bucky Dent Baseball Academy, a new program offered by Bucky Dent’s Baseball School in Delray Beach, expects to have about 35 high school students attending the live-in program, said Gil Gilbert, the academy’s director.

The students will live at the Dotterel Road school, which is run by former New York Yankees shortstop Dent, and learn baseball in the evenings, but school officials want the students to be able to attend public high schools during the day.

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