The head of North Carolina’s controversial charter takeover program says there’s no guarantee he’ll tap either of the two groups seeking a state contract to overhaul a struggling Robeson County elementary.
 
“If we don’t have the right match, I’m not just going to recommend anyone,” said Eric Hall, superintendent of the state’s Innovative School District.
 
Hall’s comments come days after members of the state’s top public school board, which will have the final say over the ISD contract, bemoaned that just two organizations—one a new nonprofit from Charlotte and the other a for-profit outfit out of Michigan—submitted completed applications for the program’s first year in 2018-2019.
 
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