SEATTLE (AP) -- The Spokane School District appeared likely to authorize Washington state's first charter school Wednesday.
A board committee has endorsed Pride Prep and the board was expected to finalize its choice with a vote Wednesday evening. Pride Prep was one of three applicants to open a charter school within district borders.
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District spokesman Kevin Morrison said Tuesday the whole process has been seamless, businesslike and with zero negative comments aimed at the district or the applicants.
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The Washington State Charter Schools Commission, which is running a parallel process involving many more applicants and public hearings, is expected to announce its first charters on Jan. 30. The statewide process has also run smoothly, with some acrimony at a Seattle public hearing.