Charter School Bill Passes House

The Mississippi House Committee passed a bill today that would allow charter schools to enroll students across district lines.
Charter schools are operated by nonprofit groups separate from other public schools. Senate Bill 2161 would allow them to enroll students from other districts but require them to give enrollment preference to underserved students.
The bill would also allow charter schools to locate in districts with a “C” academic rating without approval from local school boards. Charter schools now need local permission to open in districts rated “A” to “C”.
The bill passed without contention. It now moves to the full House for more debate.

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