RALEIGH — North Carolina school officials are deciding whether to reject a Charlotte charter school set to open in August because it copied big chunks of its plan from another school's application.
The N.C. State Board of Education is scheduled to decide Thursday whether to deny the bid by Cameron Creek Charter School to operate with taxpayer money. Charter schools are public schools that operate without many of the normal rules.
The Cameron Creek application was described as including the name of another charter school several times, using almost identical budget information, and including mentions of serving middle-school students when fifth grade would be its highest.
Cameron Creek officials say much of the material comes from public documents, and that rules for charter applications are unclear.