Oct 16, 2013 11:44 AM by Tina Marie Macias

BESE approves Lafayette charter schools

The full state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has just voted to give final approval for five charter schools to open in Lafayette Parish.

Only board members Lottie Beebe and Carolyn Hill voted against the schools.

The move comes after charter school advocates and opponents packed a BESE committee meeting yesterday, where the committee OK'd applications to open schools operated by Charter Schools USA and National Heritage Academies.

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