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New Round Begins For Washington Charter Proposals

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File photo of a charter school.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a charter school. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Organizations that want to open a charter school in Washington state have until the end of the day on Friday to turn in a form that says they plan to apply to the statewide charter commission.

As of Thursday afternoon, five letters of intent had been posted on the state’s charter school website, including some from organizations that had applied during the last round but weren’t approved.

The next deadline in the process will be July 15, when formal applications to open a charter school are due. After public forums, interviews and other evaluations, The Charter School Commission plans to vote in October on which schools will be given tentative approval to open.


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