Mississippi charter school board releases application form as it awaits Barksdale donation

Groups seeking to establish a charter school in Mississippi have until March 14 to submit their applications, though officials may continue to fine-tune the application forms.

The Charter School Authorizer Board agreed earlier this month to release its application. But members also agreed to seek a second round of public comments through the state rule-making process, which could lead to changes to the application form.

Board Chairman Tommie Cardin, a lawyer who lives in Clinton, said he expects any revisions to be minor.

“Any changes that are made, I think applicants could respond to easily,” he said.