Governor Bryant is hopeful about charter schools bill - - Jackson, MS

Governor Bryant is hopeful about charter schools bill

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The state legislature has adjourned for the weekend but the politics continue.

Republicans are still trying to rally support in the House for the proposed charter school legislation.

The Senate passed a revised version of the bill last week.

However, a charter school bill died in a House committee earlier this year.

Governor Phil Bryant says after talking with lawmakers and educators, he believes charter schools will become a reality.

"I've spoke to a lot of superintendents. I think at the end of the day we can all meet on this. Everyone understands how important it is for fail school districts. We just need to find our common ground with charter schools," said Bryant.

The House could take up the measure Monday or it will be sent to committee.

Bryant says he's still prepared to call a special session if the measure fails.  

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