3 more state charter schools denied

Panel rejects bids for Searcy, PB and Hartford operations

Posted: August 17, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Dedrick Sims with the Sims-Fayola International Academy in Pine Bluff answers questions Thursday for Arkansas Department of Education attorney Mary Claire Hyatt during a Charter Authorizing Panel meeting in Little Rock. The panel voted to deny a charter for the school.

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Thursday rejected three applications for new open-enrollment charter schools in Searcy, Pine Bluff and Hartford, increasing to six the total number of applications denied this week. One was approved.

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