Washington voters approved the creation of public charter schools in our state with the passing of Initiative 1240 last November. The State Board of Education (SBE) has started work on timelines and rules for opening these alternative schools, and they want to hear from you as they move forward.
The SBE is holding a public hearing on draft rules pertaining to our state's first charter schools at their February 26 meeting in Olympia, and you are invited!
But you don't have to attend the meeting in order to participate - you may offer comment by writing to them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is more information on the public charter schools and the ongoing process.
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