2 more charter schools look likely to get approval

Washington’s statewide charter schools commission appears poised to approve two more proposals for charter schools to open in the state in 2015.

According to an analysis by a team of independent evaluators, two of the four proposals for new schools appear to meet the state’s standards for approval.

The schools expected to be approved are a Green Dot middle and high school in Seattle and an elementary school in Sunnyside in Central Washington.

All four proposed schools will be discussed and voted on next week at a meeting of the Charter School Commission in Yakima.

The state’s first charter school opened this fall. Another eight schools are already set to open in 2015, including one approved earlier this month in Spokane.

State voters in 2012 approved a charter-school measure that allows up to 40 independent public schools to open over five years.