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Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 8:34 a.m.

House Ed introduces bill to lift cap on creation of new charter schools

The House Education Committee has voted to introduce legislation proposed by its chairman, Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, to lift the state's caps on creation of new charters schools. Nonini said his bill would remove both the cap of six new public charter schools per year, and the cap of one new public charter school per school district per year. "You saw similar legislation in this committee at the end of last session," Nonini said. "It didn't get very far through the process. We just wanted to get an earlier start." He urged the panel to introduce the measure, so it can "have a hearing on this, and I think you'll see a number of people want to testify."

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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