SPOKANE, Wash.--Nineteen non-profit organizations have applied to become charter schools in the State of Washington.
The Washington State Commission for charter schools held a public forum to discuss the application process on Monday night.
A nine person commission will approve the schools.
The commission heard public comment from parents and advocates for Pioneer School in the Spokane Valley. That school is one that would like to be a charter school.
Pioneer would become part of the Central Valley School District. Pioneer was founded in 1980. It is a non-denominational school serving sixty kids.
Pioneer’s principal and founder said she is learning with everyone else about the process to become a charter school.
Eight charter schools will be approved over the next five years in the state of Washington.