Richmond School Board to vote today on proposed charter school

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Plans for a proposed charter school in Richmond are heading to the school board Monday night for a vote.

First, the Richmond School Board members want to hear from parents. A public hearing has been set so the board can get feedback before deciding to move forward with the plan for the Metropolitan Preparatory Academy.

The charter school was approved by the state last year, but before it becomes a reality, the Richmond School Board needs to sign off on it, too.

Supporters of the charter school want the board to approve the plan, depending on one condition: that the charter school find a location. The condition has caused the school board administration to recommend that the board not approve the school.

Board members say they’ll consider that recommendation as well as public input from tonight’s meeting before making their decision.

The public hearing starts at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School.

Stay with 8News for the latest on this developing story.


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