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Charter school bill heads to Gov. McCrory's desk



A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor.

The House approved a compromise version of the bill on a 62-36 vote Friday following a unanimous Senate vote Thursday.

Salary transparency and discrimination in admission have been contested parts of the legislation.

An earlier House version included a provision specifically prohibiting charter schools from discriminating against students on the basis of their sexual orientation. House Republicans say that was removed from the final bill because federal government already protects against such discrimination.

House Democrats say the bill has loopholes that shield chart school management companies from disclosing the salaries of employees who contract with a charter school.

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