A regional charter school proposed for Westborough and its neighbors hasn't advanced to the state's next approval round.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Friday that seven of the 10 charter school prospectuses submitted this summer would be invited to file full applications by Oct. 25. The state board of elementary and secondary education will vote on the new charters in February, state education officials said in a press release.
The proposed Central Massachusetts Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics via Language Immersion Public Charter School missed the latest cut.
The school would have served students in Westborough, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Shrewsbury. The school would have been located in Westborough, although the specific site was "not now known," according to the prospectus that organizers filed with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on July 29.
The proposed Commonwealth charter school sought to open for the 2014-2015 academic year with 315 total students among Kindergarten to grade five, the document states.