Inspire Charter School not applying this year



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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A group hoping to bring a charter school to Columbus is not submitting an application this year.

The deadline for charter school hopefuls to submit a letter of intent to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board was Tuesday.

Darren Leach, executive director of Inspire Charter School, tells The Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1Ekd3x3 ) that the group to work over the next year on an application.

Inspire Charter School has applied to the state Charter School Authorizer Board twice. Both times, the applications were rejected.

Last December, the group made it to the second round of the approval process, but ultimately board members found flaws in teaching, operating and finance plans.

Leach says the group will adjust its application to fill the gaps presented to them by the board.

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