SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — It looks as though Shreveport minister Larry Brandon is going to get his chance to run a charter school for at-risk boys.

Caddo Parish School Board members this week approved charters for the L.L. Brandon Academy of Arts and Technology, the Shreveport Charter Academy and the alternative education program Pathways in Education.

The Times of Shreveport reports that Brandon wants to open a boys-only kindergarten through eighth-grade school at a former nursing home in Shreveport for the 2014-15 school year.

Brandon's team must meet certain conditions to open.

Brandon must answer questions about the building's viability, identify a school leader and line up firm funding before the doors open. Caddo schools Superintendent Lamar Goree may review potential principals.

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