Charter to help low performing elementary students, reversed

The application for the J.W. Brown Laboratory Charter school is on its way to the BESE Board after the Monroe City School Board reversed itself and voted down the charter’s application in a special meeting Monday.

In an earlier May 8th meeting, the board approved the charter but after the meeting Board President Bill Willson and Superintendent Brent Vidrine mounted a full court press to get one of the three black members who voted for the charter to flip.

Their efforts succeeded when Rick Saulsberry announced that he would request that the issue would be placed back on the agenda because of concerns that it might prompt some teachers to be bumped.

Monday night, Stephanie Henderson Carter, the executive director of the Charter School, told the Free Press, she was content with the board’s action because she always intended to ap


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