September 16, 2022 5:02 pm

WSAZ Investigates | Charter school concerns

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The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board could approve the state’s first charter schools during a meeting Wednesday morning.

The Board is currently considering seven applications from companies looking to open new virtual and in-person education choices.

Three of the proposals have been submitted by for-profit company ACCEL Schools, which said it currently operates more than 50 schools across the country with more than 23,000 students, according to the company’s website.

However, our WSAZ Investigation found many of the company’s schools receive failing grades and spend a lot less each year per student than their public school counterparts, according to the Ohio School Report Card.

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