Charter Schools Clear Hurdle - Montgomery Alabama news.

Charter Schools Clear Hurdle


Charter schools are one step closer to becoming a reality in Alabama. Today, a House committee approved a bill that would allow them to open in some school districts. Despite the move forward, there is still some controversy surrounding the bill.  Our Max Reiss will explain what's next.    

Meanwhile, state leaders also took up a bill requiring parents to enroll their children in school at age 6 instead of 7.  According to the bill's sponsor, many 7-year-olds aren't prepared for the first grade. The measure was introduced during last year's legislative session but failed.

The attorney general's office will now consider a case involving Elmore County Coroner Timothy Ellis.  According to an Ethics Commission investigation, Ellis may have used his office for personal gain. He's accused of inflating charges to transport bodies from crime scenes. Jennifer Oravet is investigating the allegation.

And the governor is now offering a $5,000 reward in two sexual assaults that happened in Troy. Both involved students at Troy University.

Join us for these stories plus weather and sports tonight at five and six on WSFA 12 News. 

 See ya then,

 Valorie Lawson


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