Charter school set to open in Downtown Memphis moves to Bartlett - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Charter school set to open in Downtown Memphis moves to Bartlett

Shelby County Schools (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives) Shelby County Schools (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)
BARTLETT, TN (WMC) -

Just one week prior to school starting, a charter school that was set to open in Downtown Memphis is moving to Bartlett.

The move will put the school at least 20 minutes away from its originally planned location.

Gateway University was approved to open in Downtown Memphis on August 7, but SCS could not find a building.

The school, with 120 ninth-grade students enrolled, will now open at 6155 Stage Road in Bartlett.

It's a move Bartlett City Schools said could be confusing to parents.

Bartlett City Schools released a statement saying it is working to get answers for parents.

"We are currently working to get clarity to questions and whether a charter school approved in one district could operate within the boundaries of another and what implications this could have statewide."

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