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Bertie County will get first charter school

By Wes Goforth
Published On: Sep 05 2013 07:48:18 PM CDT

Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy will become the first charter school in Bertie County.

The North Carolina Board of Education approved 26 new charter schools on Thursday. 

By the 2014 school year, the state will go from 129 public charter schools in 54 of its 100 counties to 155 public charter schools in 57 counties.

The Bertie County Board of Education released a statement in March of this year saying a charter school would unfairly divert resources from the regular public school district.