Mississippi Bill Allows More Students in Charter Schools

Jackson, Miss.
More students would be able to attend charter schools in Mississippi under a bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto.

The Senate voted 24-21 Thursday to agree to House changes to Senate Bill 2161.

The bill would allow students in Mississippi school districts with academic ratings of C, D, or F to cross district lines to attend charter schools elsewhere in the state. The measure also takes away amounts equal to per-student local tax revenue from districts that students exit.