Cox Allows Charter Schools With
from Gongwer News Service, March
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As long as none of the facilities cover the same grade levels,
charter schools can operate at multiple locations, Attorney
General Mike Cox ruled.
School Code provides that public school academies may only
operate one location with each grade configuration, but Mr. Cox,
responding to a question by Rep. Lisa Wojno (D-Warren), said
that did not prohibit a charter from operating out of several
Opinion No. 7126, Mr. Cox said the school Ms. Wojno
questioned, which operates one building for K-5 and a separate
facility for grades 6-10, would be permitted as long as its
charter also allows for the multiple locations. The school
would not, however, be able to duplicate a grade level at one of
the buildings, he said.