Charter Schools

Watershed Charter School will provisionally be granted charter to operate in Baltimore County

Watershed Charter School will provisionally be granted charter to operate in Baltimore County

A new charter school may open in Baltimore County as long as it can find a space to operate within the next two years.

Watershed Public Charter School was given a boost Tuesday afternoon when the Maryland State School Board reversed a decision by the local board to deny the school a charter to operate.

In its opinion released Tuesday, the state school board said the reason for denying Watershed a charter created a dilemma.

The board had voted against giving the school a charter because it had not signed a lease for a facility to house the school. Watershed’s leaders said they couldn’t sign a lease or get a bank loan to renovate the space until the school had a charter to...

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