Education board rejects 3 charter school requests
|Updated: 11/16/2011 3:13 pm
||Published: 11/16/2011 3:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Education has rejected proposals for open-enrollment charter high schools in Texarkana, Jonesboro and West Memphis.
The board voted 4-3 Tuesday against the proposed Premier High School of Texarkana. Members then voted 6-0 against both the Diploma School of Jonesboro and the Diploma School of West Memphis.
Each proposal was to target high school students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out.
Public school officials in each city told the board that they're working to establish alternative schools for those students and to create adult education programs.
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