New charter school may open in Yakima by next school year

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The city of Yakima may soon be the site of a new charter school, opening as early as next school year.

Washington will be accepting eight new charter schools a year, for the next five years.

The founders of one proposed for Yakima were at a meet and greet Wednesday evening

Their proposed charter school will be a K-thru-8 school in the downtown area.

It'll be named after Cesar Chavez, and instruction will be provided in both English and Spanish.

The principal wants to work towards providing better education for our Latino community.

"We have to invest in the future of our Latino children so that they can go on and become productive members of society," said Dr. Heriberto Godina, Principal and CEO of the proposed school.

The school will be free to all students.