Yakima County groups propose charter schools

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Friday was the latest deadline for organizations that want to open charter schools in Washington state. Several Yakima County groups have stated they plan to apply.

The proposed schools include the Cesar E. Chavez Charter School in Yakima and the Sunnyside Charter Academy in Sunnyside.

The Sunnyside group applied last year, but was not selected by the state Charter School Commission.

The commission will decide in October which schools will receive tentative approval to open.