Sally Wilson again spoke of the need to help at-risk students who may otherwise drop-out. West Memphis district officials spoke against it saying it had no local support of note.
Alice Mahony made a motion to deny the charter. Toyce Newton seconded it. Vicki Saviers voted yes because West Memphis is doing a good job and other areas need services more. Mireya Reith voted yes for the same reasons. Newton voted yes. Mahony voted yes. Ledbetter voted yes. Black voted yes.
By a vote of 6-0 the charter application was denied.