The bill would give districts rated "A'' or "B'' a veto over whether charters can locate there, while "C'' and lower-rated districts wouldn't get a veto.
Charter schools are public schools that agree to meet certain standards in exchange for freedom from regulations. Proponents say they can improve achievement in Mississippi. Opponents fear they will skim motivated students and money from traditional schools.
The Senate passed similar bills last year by votes of 34-17 and 31-19. Charter measures failed in the House.
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