North Carolina Charter Council Turns Away Fort Bragg Application, New Board to Consider Options

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Posted: July 26, 2012
Focus Areas: Military Families
States: North Carolina

A proposal for a charter school at Fort Bragg failed to gain approval from the North Carolina Public Charter School Advisory Council and the leader of a new local board considering the project says organizers are going back to the drawing board.

The charter school application ran into trouble when Fort Bragg officials withdrew from the proposal and organizing board after conflict of interest concerns were raised, according to a Fayetteville Observer article. The proposal had included a prospective site for a school on the military base near the town of Spring Lake.

Spring Lake Mayor Chris V. Rey, leader of the new board considering the project, said he wants to review all options about how to advance development of a new high school in the area, including working with Fort Bragg and the Cumberland County Public School system.

“I’m all about folks getting around a table and hashing it out,” Rey said in an interview with the National Charter School Resource Center. “Grown-ups should realize that there are different ways of educating children and we should be able to explore all of those options.”