Tonight the Cheatham County School Board will consider an application for the district’s first charter school, Cumberland Academy. If approved, the school would open in the 2015 and start with 5th grade. The school proposes to add a grade each school year until it serves students in grades 5-12.
The charter school proposal has been controversial, with at least one School Board candidate, Tracy O’Neill, raising concerns about charters.
Also, the Tennessee BATs (Badass Teachers) are promoting attendance at the meeting to express opposition to the charter proposal.
Earlier this month, the board adopted a policy on charter schools.
The Board meets tonight at 6 PM at Ashland City Elementary.
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