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Thu September 27, 2012
Charter School Moratorium Could be Lifted in November
The chairman of the state board of education says it’s likely the moratorium on approval of new charter schools will be lifted later this year.
Education officials have been saying for the past two weeks that the state is $4.9 million dollars short on funding for charter schools that have already been approved this year. But speaking today on NHPR’s The Exchange, chairman of the finance committee Ken Weyler said…
Weyler: I am pretty sure that the money is there.
If that’s true, Chairman of the state Board of Education Tom Rafio says the moratorium on approval of new charter schools could be lifted on November 21st.
Charter school advocates say the Department of Education didn’t give the state Board of Education complete or accurate information about how charter schools are funded when they voted on the moratorium. They say there are 15 schools working toward submitting an application, and the moratorium could irrevocably harm these projects.