CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Another Mississippi community will get its say on a plan to open a charter school.

The Charter School Authorizer Board will hold a public hearing Monday in Clarksdale to hear community thoughts on a plan for the Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School.

The board will vote on Clarksdale Collegiate’s application next month. The school would start with grades K-2 in fall 2018, growing to a K-8 school with 675 students by 2028. The proposed school would be led by the former principal of a charter elementary school in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

The hearing will be at 6 p.m. at City of Truth Church, 600 Yazoo Avenue, in Clarksdale.

Written comments can be emailed to the board at charterschools@mississippi.edu or mailed to 239 N. Lamar St., Suite 207, Jackson MS 39201.

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