JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s charter school board has received letters from 10 organizations that say they intend to apply for 17 schools.
The board is scheduled to vote on approvals in December. It can approve up to 15 schools per year, but earlier this year approved only one at the end of the first-ever application process. Reimagine Prep in Jackson, serving fifth grade through eighth grade, is scheduled to open in fall 2015….
…Four groups want to open a school in the city of Jackson, but interest spans 11 districts from Moss Point to Tunica County. Some groups seek to open schools in more than one district, and each school is a separate application.