Like their counterparts in Tacoma, school board members in the Gig Harbor-area Peninsula School District have opted out of becoming a charter school authorizer.
Both the Peninsula and Tacoma boards had earlier indicated preliminary interest in the concept.
But on Thursday night, both said meeting the July 1 state deadline to apply for authorizer status would burden district staff who are busy with other work. Also like Tacoma, Peninsula board members left open the option of pursuing charter authorizer status in the future, Peninsula Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto said.
Under the state’s new charter school law, the publicly funded, privately run …