Metro school board meets in special session over charter schools - WSMV Channel 4

Metro school board meets in special session over charter schools

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro school leaders are worried about a bill that would overhaul the state's appeals process when it comes to charter schools.

They said during a special meeting Monday that the proposal would take away their local control and give it to an appointed state board.

"The worry is that the proposed board would not have a clear vision of what the community needs," said school board member Amy Frogge.

Frogge also expressed concerns about the fiscal impact of such a plan.

School board members made a motion to check with their legal experts to see what to do next.

The school board has been criticized in some circles for voting down a charter school that had some strong support from parents.

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