Decision on new charter school delayed

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 12:36pm

Teachers and administrators at Cameron Middle School will have to wait a little longer to learn which charter organization will take over the school’s governance.

The Metro school board was scheduled to vote on the matter at yesterday’s meeting. But according to chair David Fox, the Cameron issue was pushed back two weeks because the board knew last night’s meeting would be dominated by discussion of Director of Schools Jesse Register’s budget, which the board approved by a 5-4 vote.

The next school board meeting is April 13.

A board committee has been reviewing charter organizations that have applied to manage the struggling middle school.

The committee is expected to recommend approval of one of three applicants: Nashville’s LEAD Academy, the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering or the William E. Doar Jr. foundation, a performing arts-based school in Washington D.C.