General Assembly Approves Charter School Commission Bill

Members of the General Assembly have approved an initiative creating a new charter school commission.

House Bill 940 – which is part of the Governor’s legislative agenda this year – establishes a 9-member independent charter commission to ensure that all Tennessee charter schools can best serve the state’s student population that relies on these institutions to achieve their academic goals and dreams. Additionally, the measure clarifies that a majority of commission members must reside in counties where at least one public charter school is operating.

Students who rely on charter schools for their education must have access to the best facilities possible. By creating this commission, House Republicans are focused on making sure every Tennessee student has an opportunity to attend a great school.