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.