School Choice and Student Opportunity Act
Alabama Senate President Del Marsh and Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard have recommended a first draft of a charter school bill. The bill will allow for greater school choice. enator Marsh says the School Choice and 8 Student Opportunity Act will create the Alabama Public Charter School Commission which will provide for an application process for establishing public charter schools and will help to set requirements and conditions for establishing a charter school. Marsh adds that the bill allows the school system to convert existing schools to charter schools. The legislation was announced yesterday, and the House G-OP leadership wants to pass it quickly.The legislative session starts March 3rd.