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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Two applications underway for local charter schools

Part two of a series

Dr. Willie Herenton said he revised his original letter of intent, which was to serve 100 students, all admitted at once, in grades K-5 from the year 2015 to 2020, after discovering legislation that might allow students to attend public charter schools beyond their district of residence.

“It was our understanding that there was some proposed legislation in the Mississippi legislature that would allow for students to cross districts to attend charter schools,” he said.  “We wanted to serve a broader community if the legislation was passed,” he said.

Though that legislation has not passed to date, Herenton said he is setting up his proposed charter school in such a way that it can accommodate students from other districts if that legislation is enacted in the future.

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