Home » NEWS » Education » Senate committee amends charter school bill

Senate committee amends charter school bill

JACKSON — Online charter schools would not be allowed under a bill that Mississippi senators are pushing forward.

A committee agreed today to an amendment banning such virtual schools, which have been a subject of intense argument among education advocates.

The bill would also let charter schools sponsor prekindergarten programs, although no state money is provided for students four years and younger.

Provisions that would allow any student in the state to attend a charter school are still the same, as are provisions that would let charter schools be set up in any district rated successful or lower without the approval of the local board. Those who favor restricting charter schools could offer such amendments when the full Senate takes up the bill. That action is expected later this week.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*