JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — A significant hurdle has been cleared in the Mississippi Legislature to expand charter schools in the Magnolia State.
On Monday, Senate leaders agreed to support the House version of the charter schools bill.
The proposal allows a state board to create up to 15 charter schools during a fiscal year.
However, school boards in districts with an A, B or C grade can prevent the creation of a charter school in their districts.
The proposal must now be voted on by the full House and Senate.