This week, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board approved the ninth charter school in the state.

The Board approved Leflore Legacy Academy in Greenwood which will serve grades 6 through 8 when it reaches capacity. This is the second charter school in the Delta. Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School opened last year.

For the 2019-2020 school year, six charters are open in Mississippi. Two others, in addition to Leflore Legacy, have been approved and are set to open in future years.

Last year, 14 charter operators began the application process. Four made to the final cut, with just the one receiving the state’s blessing.