- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A bill that could restrict new and existing charter schools has been postponed while lawmakers draft an amendment.

The House vote was postponed Tuesday and rescheduled for Wednesday.

The original bill called for state education officials and the city or town council to approve any new charter school, and the expansion of existing ones.

The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to require council approval. It removed language to impose a moratorium on new charter schools until lawmakers revise the state’s fair funding formula.

Members of a House commission agree the funding formula should be tweaked, but not how it should be done.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s spokeswoman said Monday that the governor agrees that the funding formula should be revised but won’t sign any bill that would essentially end charter schools.


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