Chalkbeat reports on the Shelby County School Board’s denial of 11 charter school applications:

With scant public discussion, Shelby County Schools board denied 11 new charter school applications this week.

The denials at Tuesday night’s board meeting were not unexpected, since district staff recommended changes to the applications, said Shelby County Schools Chief of Strategy and Performance Management Bradley Leon after the board meeting.

The schools may amend their applications and resubmit, but if denied a second time, would have to appeal to the State Board of Education. Soon, the appeal duties will fall to Bill Lee’s Super Charter Authorizer. A similar entity has created significant problems in Alabama.

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