Norfolk (Va.) plans to convert 10 schools into public charters

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Superintendent Samuel King is rapidly moving forward with an ambitious plan to transform the school division by converting 10 existing schools into public charters and creating an open campus high school.

The superintendent only recently began discussing the proposal in public, but if the School Board approves the plan, some of the changes could be implemented as soon as next school year.

“It is a massive undertaking, but we have no choice in my view as a superintendent,” King said at a recent School Board work session.

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