The chairman of a new West Virginia charter schools board says seven charter schools are seeking permission to open in the state.
Chairman Adam Kissel tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail they include three statewide online schools that would serve kindergarten through 12th grades and four brick-and-mortar charter schools.
Legislation approved earlier this year created the new state-level charter board.
State law allows for two virtual statewide charter schools.
The board can approve a brick-and-mortar charter to open in a county even if it’s opposed by a local school board.
Two are proposed for the Eastern Panhandle and others are proposed near Morgantown and in Nitro.