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Tag: Tacoma School Board

March
28th

Tacoma: School board moves ahead in process to become charter school authorizer

Even though it opposed last year’s initiative to allow charter schools in Washington, Tacoma Public Schools will now consider becoming a charter school authorizer – if only to gauge the pros and cons of the district’s potential role in the new system.

By a 4 to 1 vote Thursday, the Tacoma School Board approved sending a letter to the Washington State Board of Education that signals the district’s intent to apply to become an authorizer of the independently run, publicly funded schools.

But board members who supported the measure cautioned their action doesn’t signal they’ve changed their

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