Chatt Prep, a new all-boys school, waits for school board approval

Chatt Prep, a new all-boys school, waits for school board approval

More than two months ago, leaders of Chattanooga Preparatory School submitted an application to Hamilton County Schools to start an all-boys public charter school in 2018.

The school plans to build off of the nationally recognized success of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and provide boys with the support needed to counteract the crippling effect poverty can have on education.

Hamilton County Schools officials had said the board would vote on the charter Wednesday night, but district officials moved the vote to Thursday because they didn't provide the board with information about the school's application in time for a vote.

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