Several Charter School Applications Expected to be Submitted in Washington
SEATTLE (AP) - Eleven groups announced this week they are planning to apply to open 12 charter schools in Washington state.
The Washington State Charter School Commission says 11 non-profit groups turned in official notices they planned to apply as of the deadline on Friday. They include both new and returning applicants from across the state.
The notices are the first step in the application process. This is the second year for the new charter application process in Washington state.
The next deadline in the process will be July 15, when formal applications to open a charter school are due. After public forums, interviews and other evaluations, The Charter School Commission plans to vote in October on which schools will be given tentative approval to open.
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