Charter schools measure is not approved by Montgomery County Board of Education

Feb 20, 2019

   The arrival of charter schools in Montgomery is now in limbo. A contract to convert four Montgomery Public Schools into charter schools failed to pass at a meeting of the Montgomery County school board yesterday. After the contract was presented by the Montgomery E

ducation Foundation to the board, Montgomery Schools Superintendent Ann Roy Moore recommended passage and board member Lesa Keith made a motion, but a second motion never came and the measure failed.

Board members complained there was not enough time to fully evaluate the contract before the deadline for approval. The plan would have converted Lanier High School, David Elementary, E.D. Nixon Elementary and Bellingrath Middle School into charter schools over a four-year period. Montgomery Public School officials and Foundation representatives are unsure what direction charter schools in Montgomery will take next.