SCS board OKs new policy for Memphis charter schools

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 01, 2019 4:03 PM CT | Published: August 01, 2019 12:39 PM CT
<span><strong>Memphis Academy of Health Sciences was one of the first charter schools in the city in 2003.</strong> (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat)</span>

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences was one of the first charter schools in the city in 2003. (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat)

Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

The policy gives the board the ability to deny a charter school application to open in a neighborhood with relatively few students; establishes a timeline for revoking a school’s charter if it shows poor academic results; and provides schools a chance to compete for free rent in district buildings.

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