News in Brief

Charter-Expansion Bill Passes in Mississippi

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Legislation that will expand the scope of charter schools in Mississippi was signed into law last week by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

Under the new measure, charter schools are required to be run as nonprofits or managed by nonprofit charter-management organizations. School boards in districts with an A, B, or C rating under the state's grading system have the power to veto charter schools within their districts' boundaries. And no student can cross district lines to enroll in a charter.

The bill also directs the state to set up a seven-member authorizing board to approve up to 15 charter schools each fiscal year.

Although Mississippi has had a charter school law since 2010, no charters are operating in the state.

Vol. 32, Issue 29, Page 4

Published in Print: April 24, 2013, as Charter-Expansion Bill Passes in Mississippi
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories