CNA Staff, Oct 10, 2023 / 12:28 pm
An Oklahoma school authority on Monday gave the thumbs-up to a contract for the nation’s first religious charter school, a virtual Catholic institution that is facing challenges from advocates who claim the school would violate state law.
The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board (OSVCSB) on Monday afternoon met in part to discuss “possible action regarding [the] St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School Charter Contract.” In that meeting, the board ultimately voted to approve the contract 3-2.
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City spokesman Avery Holt told CNA on Tuesday morning that the archdiocese was “excited to be one step closer to providing new education opportunities for families in great need in Oklahoma.”
The school “will do a final review of the contract in the coming days,” Holt said.