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Proposed charter schools move forward in Savannah, Tybee Island

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Two proposed charter schools are one step closer to opening in the Coastal Empire.

During a regular meeting, the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education approved petitions for both the Savannah Classical Academy and Tybee Island Maritime Academy with recommendations by the board.

However, the board says the petitions must be revised to meet critical state guidelines before they can be approved by the superintendent and Georgia Department of Education.

"The Savannah Classical Academy is a proposed K-12 school offering a rich curriculum and foreign language classes," said Roger Moss, artistic director.

Moss says he and his committee have been working on their petition for four years, and want to offer parents and students an alternative option to education.

"We're doing something different. We want to bring classical education to an inner city setting. It's been done before, it's not unheard of and it's working," says Moss.

Petitioners have until June 29 to make the necessary revisions before the projects can move forward.

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