Mississippi Adopts New Charter School Law


Mississippi Adopts New Charter School Law

Governor Phil Bryant today signed Mississippi’s new charter school law, making the state the 42nd in the country to welcome charter schools. Its adoption paves the way for the state’s children to have access to more educational opportunities.

NACSA President and CEO Greg Richmond issued the following statement:

“Today, the future of Mississippi’s children got a little brighter with Governor Bryant’s signing of the state’s new charter school law. Now, children and parents will have the same opportunities as others around the country to select a school that best fits their needs. I commend the Mississippi Legislature and Governor Bryant for a law that not only expands choice, but also adopts nationally-recognized standards for charter school authorizing. Through their efforts, Mississippi has taken tremendous steps to ensure that schools approved in their state will have the greatest chance to fulfill the charter promise of an outstanding education for all students.”

NACSA recognizes and thanks its partners, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the Black Alliance for Educational Options, Mississippi First, and the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, for their tireless work to bring high-quality charter schools to the state’s children.