» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 37 | NO. 16 | Friday, April 19, 2013




Charter school authorizer bill dead this session

Print | Front Page | Email this story

NASHVILLE (AP) - A measure that seeks to change the approval process for charter schools in Tennessee has failed this session.

The proposal seemed poised for a vote on the Senate floor on Friday, the last day of the session. But Republican Senate sponsor Dolores Gresham of Somerville withdrew it after she concluded she didn't have the votes to pass it.

The House passed the companion 62-30 on Thursday.

The measure had gone through at least three versions during the General Assembly.

Under the proposal, the state Board of Education would have been able to overrule local school board decisions on charter applications in five counties where there are failing schools.

They are: Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Shelby and Hardeman counties.

Currently, local school boards decide whether to authorize a charter application.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0