Wake school leaders want to create charter schools
Posted February 23, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County school leaders, during a committee meeting Monday evening, said they want the ability to create charter schools so to have additional flexibility in how students are taught.
Charter schools are public schools that receive state funding, but are independently operated and exempt from many of the rules governing traditional public schools, including the ability to create their own curriculums.
North Carolina has nearly 150 charter schools, including about 20 in Wake County; 15 are slated to open across the state this year.
Wake leaders want to see legislation allowing them to create such schools, along with a measure allowing schools to have greater calendar flexibility. An example would be allowing a school to conduct exams before Christmas break.