Charter school policy meant to promote transparency

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Charter schools in Nashville will soon be expected to make their financial documents — including a disclosure of private funds — available for Metro to publish online as part of a new set of measures aimed at fiscal transparency.

The Metro school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a revised charter school policy that its main architect, board member Amy Frogge, says is meant to offer more insight into schools that take in public funds as well as private donations but are operated independently.

Though the board has routinely split on charters, members found middle ground at a Saturday committee meeting — new provisions, which Director of Schools Jesse Register is expected to enforce, will simply reflect what is expected of Metro’s traditional public schools as well.

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