Charter Schools

Mississippi Moves To Expand Charter Schools

Latest state to embrace choice


Legislation to expand charter schools in Mississippi is once again moving forward, as the state Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 2189 on a split vote Tuesday.

The action came after Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves met privately with committee members Monday evening. The bill was released Tuesday morning.

"This is just kind of picking up where we left off in the 2012 session," Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, told committee members Tuesday.