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Bill creates charter school authorization board

GILLETTE (WNE) — The state will now have a board made up of qualified education individuals to authorize new charter schools. Previously, if a school district board did not agree on the creation of a charter school, the decision went on to the state loan and investment board.

Senate File 174, sponsored by Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, passed through the Legislature and awaits the governor’s signature.

Rep. Ken Clouston, R-Gillette, was part of the House Education Committee that debated the bill for more than a few hours during the session....

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