NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says the Metro Nashville school board's decision to put off approval of a charter school application is a violation of state law.
On Tuesday night, the school board discussed the effort by Great Hearts Academies to open a school on the city's affluent west side. The Tennessean reported that after two hours, the board decided to postpone a vote.
The board earlier denied the application. The State Board of Education then ordered the city to reconsider and approve the charter school.
On Wednesday morning, Huffman issued the state's response, saying the board was now operating in violation of state law and state officials will take appropriate action to ensure that the law is followed.
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