Charter school restriction bill heads to governor's desk
BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has won one victory in his effort to put more limits on charter schools in Louisiana.
With a 78-12 vote Thursday, the House gave final passage to a bill pushed by Edwards to remove an unused method for creating charter schools, which are public schools that run separately from local school board management.
A law enacted in 2012 allows state-approved local groups to authorize the creation of charter schools. The measure from Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish, a Republican from Jennings, will scrap that provision.
No local charter authorizer has been approved since the law was passed. Charter schools can continue to be created by state and local education boards.
Other Edwards-pushed bills to limit charter schools failed to gain legislative support.
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