Virginia Senate Committee Considers Charter Schools
A Virginia Senate committee is going to take more time to consider charter school legislation.
The Senate Education and Health Committee was supposed to vote on it yesterday. But the bill had undergone a number of last minute changes intended to make it more acceptable to some of its opponents. So the committee allowed discussion and then postponed action until next week.
The legislation, a priority of Gov. McDonnell, would expand the state’s role in the charter school approval process and could potentially allow more charter schools to open in Virginia. Originally the bill would have given the final say on charter school applications to the State Board of Education. A compromise bill gives state election officials a role in the process with local school boards retaining final approval.
John Ogle, WCVE News