The state House approved a bill today that would let most of the state's charter schools expand their grade levels without seeking state approval.
The bill says that state Board of Education approval isn't needed to "expand to offer one grade higher than the charter school currently offers if the charter school has operated for at least three years and has not been identified as having inadequate performance as provided in G.S. 115C - 238.29G(a1)."
That compromise language was added to House Bill 250 by a conference committee formed after the blll was rejected by the House last week.
The Senate adopted the conference committee version of House Bill 250. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.