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At the West Hollywood City Council meeting last night, council members voted 5-0 to authorize a study on forming a charter school for the city’s students.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

West Hollywood officials have agreed to authorize a study on forming a charter school that would serve the city’s students. City Council members approved the research, which will cost $6,000, by a 5-0 vote Monday evening.

Students who live in West Hollywood attend schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Charter schools are typically managed by outside groups independent of the local school system.

“We want to be able to provide public-school options for the community that we think would be more attractive for families with children in the West Hollywood area,” said Councilman Jeffrey Prang, who initiated the effort.

Recent estimates are that about 1,000 school-age children live in the community of 40,000 residents tightly packed into 1.9 square miles.

Read the full story at the Los Angeles Times

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