The Tacoma School Board opted out of the charter school business Thursday night — at least for now.
Board members, who voted 4-0 with one member absent, said they might reconsider their decision in the fall. But they said there are too many unknowns for them to meet the July 1 deadline established by the state Board of Education for school districts to apply to become charter authorizers.
Meeting that deadline would put a burden on school district staff, board member Karen Vialle said.
“I have many questions,” Board President Debbie Winskill said. “And I don’t think we have enough time to answer all those questions by July 1.”