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Dec 12, 2013 9:01 AM by AP

Tangipahoa board reject charter school application

AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School board rejected an application for a charter school in the parish, its third such rejection in a week.

The Advocate reports the application for Hammond-based Tangi Academy, which would have been run by the Tangipahoa Charter School Association, failed on a 6-3 vote on Wednesday.

The board on Dec. 4 also rejected two other charter applications. The board began discussing Tangi Academy at that same meeting, but board member Brett Duncan asked his colleagues to push the discussion back to Wednesday.

Kim Williams, a third-party charter application evaluator for the parish, recommended to board members last week that they deny the Tangi Academy application because of issues with the school's administrative structure and funding.

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