JACKSON, Miss. – You are getting closer to having Charter Schools in at least three Mississippi communities.
Groups in Natchez, Columbus and Jackson have met all requirements to open and operate the schools. “And now, the next step, we are going to the public hearings this week. All that will be pulled together, board members will look at all that information and come ready to vote come June 2,” said Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board member Johnny Franklin Monday morning. He spoke to NewsMissNow after a National Charter School Authorizer committee orientation meeting in Jackson.
The public hearing will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Columbus, Wednesday in Jackson, and Thursday in Natchez.
If the schools are given final approval, they could be up and running for the 2015-16 school year.