SEMINOLE — A proposed school in Seminole slated to become one of the state’s first “rural charter schools” will delay its opening by one year after a vote by the state Board of Education.
Following a state law change in 2015 to allow charter schools to open outside of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the Academy of Seminole applied to open but was rejected by the Seminole school board.
The state board overrode the rejection this year and voted to become the school’s sponsor. But on Thursday the state board voted to delay the opening by a year because the school didn’t have an agreement with a charter school manager.
“Given that we are at the end of May and the school is scheduled to open next fall, … I felt it appropriate to make this request,” said Brad Clark, attorney for the state board.