Number of charter schools hoping to open in 2015 narrows
Posted December 11, 2013
Updated December 12, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Of the 176 groups that submitted letters of intent to open new charter schools in 2015, only 71 have followed up with formal applications.
Charter schools are public schools funded with tax dollars but run by nonprofit boards. There are currently 126 charter schools operating in North Carolina, with 26 more slated to open in the fall of 2014.
More than half of the schools to file formal applications for 2015 are in the state's four largest counties, with 19 applications coming from Mecklenburg County, eight each from Durham and Wake counties and five from Guilford County.