|NC||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Charter Schools|
Makes various changes to charter school laws, including: allowing charter schools to expand grades offered without approval from the state board of education; allowing a charter school teacher to serve on the school's board of directors; revising charter schoo...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Charter School Lotteries, Admission Requirements, Governing Bodies, Closure Procedures|
H.B. 3232 - Charter School Lotteries, Admission Requirements, Governing Bodies, Closure Procedures
Beginning with student enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year, requires any statutorily required charter school lottery to be administered and videotaped by the charter school. Requires that the authorizer or designee be allowed to be present or view the lot...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Charter School Revisions|
Revises definition of charter schools by removing the attendance requirement of 200 or more students and the provision that the department of education may approve charter schools with fewer than 200 students under certain circumstances. Revises provisions gov...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Education Standards & Charter Schools|
Allows local school districts and charter schools to adopt their own education standards, in addition to those already adopted by the state, provided the additional standards are in the public domain and do not conflict with the standards adopted by the state ...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||School Accountability|
Allows school districts to include the data from charter schools located within the district in its school accountability report card.Clarifies that charter schools are not required to be part of the local education agency of the school district and may mainta...
|PA||Passed 07/2014||P-12||A Study to Consider Feasibility of Charter School Alternative Authorizers|
This resolution directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study of alternative authorizers. As part of this study, LB&FC is to seek input from all interested parties in the Commonwealth, pro, con and neutral, and to review the experie...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Charter School Application Process|
Requires the department of education to create rules for charter school application processes that further define the process for authorizers to consider the impact of a charter school and the meaning of impact. Clarifies the conditions that an authorizer may ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Charter Schools|
Authorizes the State Public Charter School Commission to assess fees on non-state entities and individuals to help offset its operating costs. Directs an authorizer to establish pre-opening criteria. Permits a charter school authorizer to require a charter app...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Notification of Submission and Status of Charter School Applications|
Requires a chartering authority, at the time a chartering group submits its initial proposal or application to operate a charter school, to notify each state senator and state representative in whose district the charter school is to be located that such propo...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Charter Authorizers, Closures|
Establishes an Alternative Education Campus (AEC)-- a charter school with an explicit mission as outlined in its charter to serve at-risk students. Adds standards for charter school authorizers and for charter school performance. Mandates the permanent closure...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Charter School Property|
Clarifies that charter schools are exempt from state and local taxation, except the sales tax, on their earnings and property whether owned or leased.
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Charter School Students Who Would Attend "D" or "F" School|
Requests that the state board conduct a study on the number of charter school students who, based on attendance zones, would otherwise attend a "D" or "F" public school. Requests a written report be submitted before the 2015 legislative session. http://www.leg...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Equity and Recruiting, Employing, and Training of Charter School Employees|
Requires that charter schools accordingly recruit, employ, and train teachers, administrators, and other employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Provides that race, color, religion, sex, and national origin do not constitute...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Study on Providing Free Transportation to Charter School Students|
Requests that the state board study and explore all options for providing free transportation to students attending charter schools. Directs the board to submit a report to the house and senate education committees no later than 60 days before the convening o...
|DC||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Comprehensive Planning and Utilization of School Facilities Act of 2013.|
Law number L20-0114. Adds new paragraph defining "Charter school facility incubator" as a nonprofit organization that uses its facility or property to house a charter school for 5 years or until the charter school can acquire its own property, whichever comes ...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Remove Restriction on Number of Pupils Eligible to Transfer to a Charter School|
Removes the restriction on the number of pupils that may transfer from a school district to a chartered public school.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||The Student Success Act|
Changes how school districts are funded for school finance purposes and provides additional funding for specific educational programs. Reduces the value of the negative factor in the school finance formula in FY 2014-15, and provides ongoing fun...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
Section 34: Includes within the definition of "single purpose authorizer" a nonprofit limited liability company organized solely for chartering schools.
Section 35: (b) Requires an authorizer to file an affidavit by May 1 to be able to charter a new...
|OK||Died 05/2014||P-12||Indian Tribes as Charter School Authorizers|
Permits federally recognized Indian tribes to sponsor charter schools within former reservation or treaty area boundaries of a tribe.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Charter School Approval Process|
Revises various present law provisions governing public charter schools, including the approval and appeals process. Mandates that if the state board finds that the local board's decision to deny a charter is contrary to the best interests of the pupils, schoo...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Charter Schools|
Sections 9 and 10. Rewrites the charter school application process and establishes a process for appeals. After receiving a charter school application, the local school board must issue a decision, in writing, within 60 days approving or denying the applicatio...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
H.B. 7031 - Charter School Provisions
Sections 24, 25: Deletes a requirement that a charter school application document that the applicant has participated in specified training.
Amends provisions regarding training the department must offer charter technical career centers. Expands training opt...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Charter School Amendments|
Adds a provision to the charter school law and amends another provision: No later than September 1 each year, the governing board of each charter school formed pursuant to the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act is to prepare a statement of actual income and expendit...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Encouraging STEM|
Requires a biennial survey of LEAs and public charter schools by the department of education to find programs that encourage and support the study of STEM fields by pre-K-12 students.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Annual Performance Evaluations|
Removes current evaluation metrics and mandates that the department-- in consultation with stakeholders, such as teachers and principals-- develop an evaluation system that uses multiple measures, prioritizing growth in student achievement. Growth in student a...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Leasing Charter School Property|
Allows charter schools to permit the use of school property (including buildings, grounds, buses, etc.) to any person or organization and to charge a reasonable fee. Grants immunity from civil liability to charter schools and employees and to school districts ...
|ME||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2014||P-12||Charter Schools & Extracurricular Activities|
L.D. 906/H.P. 630
Allows a public charter school, at the discretion of the superintendent of the school administrative unit, to participate in school administrative unit-sponsored interscholastic and other activities and, at the discretion of the superintendent, a student of th...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter Schools|
Modifies existing requirements to include representatives from postsecondary institutions in the list of organizations that grant exceptions to school charters. Allows employees at charter schools sponsored by postsecondary institutions to participate in the s...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter School Attendance Limit|
Section 6: Mandates that beginning in fiscal year 2014-2015, the average daily membership of students in a school district charter school may not exceed more than 20% of the average daily membership of all students who attended school district charter schools ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter Schools and Local School Boards|
Prohibits school district governing boards from granting charters to new or converting charter schools, and prohibits authorizing bodies (state board, universities, etc.) from granting charters to a school district governing board, both provisions retroactive ...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Alternative Process for Educator Effectiveness|
Adds a "charter school under contract with a school board that is not an instrumentality of the school district" as an additional entity authorized to use an equivalency process aligned with the evaluation system for educator effectiveness.
|VA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter Schools Enrollment|
Authorizes the local school board to require that current students of an existing public school that is to be converted into a public charter school and their siblings be given enrollment priority over the open enrollment lottery.
|GA||To governor 04/2014||P-12||Governing Board Members Training|
Requires members of elementary and secondary governing boards of nonprofit organizations which are charter petitioners and charter schools to participate in governance training conducted or approved by the State Board.
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter School Enrollment Preferences and Lotteries|
Extends charter school enrollment preference to a grandchild who actively participated in developing the charter school (previously preference given only to child), and child or grandchild of charter school governing board member. Authorizes a charter school t...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter Schools|
Defines "charter school authorizer" or "authorizer" to mean State Charter School Board, local school board, or board of trustees of a higher education institution. Clarifies a parochial school or home school is not eligible for charter school status.
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter School Start-Up Costs|
S.B. 34 - Repeal of 53A-1a-513.5, "Charter School Start-Up Costs"
Effective July 2017, repeals 53A-1a-513.5, Charter school start-up costs. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0034.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Charter Schools in High-Growth Areas|
Directs the state board, in approving an increase in charter school enrollment capacity for new and expanding charter schools, to give high priority to approving a new charter school or a charter school expansion in a high growth area, and low priority to appr...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Charter Schools and School District Compacts|
Allows a charter school and school corporation (district) to enter into a compact under which: (1) the school corporation or charter school will provide goods, facilities, services, or other consideration to each other, and (2) the charter school allows the sc...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Student Transfers|
Allows a school corporation (district) to enter into an agreement with an accredited charter school or nonpublic school allowing students to transfer from the charter school or nonpublic school to a school within the corporation. If a school corporation has ad...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Charter School Reporting and Charter Lengths|
Modifies existing requirements for charter school authorizers to submit an annual report containing certain information to the state board of education, the department of education, and the public. Limits the length of the charter agreement to between 3 and 7 ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Allows a charter school to notify the education department if it wants to receive the tuition support distributions (for the state fiscal year 2014-2015) for all of the charter schools that the organizer operates. Requires the state examiner to establish guide...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Charter Schools Enrollment|
Provides that in the case of the conversion of an existing public school, students who attend the school and the siblings of such students may be given the opportunity to enroll in advance of the lottery process. Removes the requirement that at least one-half ...
|ID||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Public Charter School Commission|
Allows the Executive Director of the State Board of Education to appoint a designee to enforce the provisions of the Charter School laws and serve as secretary to the Public Charter School Commission.
|WA||Adopted 01/2014||P-12||Charter Schools - Annual Report by Authorizer|
Specifies the duties of the State Board of Education in its oversight of the performance and effectiveness of charter school authorizers. Specifies specific actions and procedures related to the oversight.
Analysis and full text: http://www.sbe.wa.gov/document...
|NM||Adopted 10/2013||P-12||Charter School Application and Appeal Requirements|
188.8.131.52, 15 NMAC
Amends 6.80.4 NMAC. Strikes the following language: If requested by the secretary, the division and other department staff as appropriate shall review each party's submissions and prepare a report for the secretary which:
(a) analyzes and outlines the partie...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2013||P-12||School Staff Eligible to Sign Charter Petition|
Amends provisions regarding school staff who may sign a charter petition. Generally speaking, extends ability to sign a petition to establish a charter school or convert an existing public school to a charter school to nonsupervisorial certificated staff and c...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2013||P-12||Charter School Petitions|
From bill summary: Requires persons circulating a petition for the establishment of a charter school to post on the proposed or existing charter school's website, if one is maintained, a copy of a summary of the petition, a copy of the initial petition, renewa...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Charter School in District Containing Military Base|
Provides that any charter school located in a school district that contains all or part of a federal military base may set aside up to 33% of its current charter enrollment to students with parents assigned to the federal military base, with the remaining 67% ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Charter School Enrollment & Charter Revisions|
Amends existing law so that within one year after the charter school begins operation, the charter school is required to make efforts for the population of the school to reasonably reflect the racial and ethnic composition of the general population residing wi...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Sale/Lease of District Property to a Charter School (education finance omnibus)|
A.B. 86 - Sale/Lease of District Property to a Charter School
From bill summary: Existing law, which becomes inoperative on June 30, 2013, and is repealed on January 1, 2014, requires a school district governing board seeking to sell or lease real property designed to provide direct instruction or instructional support t...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Charter School Teachers|
Act 20 - Section 1731
Requires the State Superintendent to grant a charter school teaching license to any person who has a bachelor's degree and demonstrates, based upon criteria established by the department, that the person is proficient in the subjects that he or she intends to ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Charter Schools|
H.B. 7009 - Charter Schools
Primarily from bill summary: Clarifies enforcement of policies agreed to by a charter school sponsor and charter school which are subsequently amended. Requires a charter school sponsor to submit an annual report that includes specified information. Authorizes...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Amendment Concerning Charter Schools|
Updates the State's charter school law to improve charter school accountability and support. Raises the bar for starting charter schools with a pre-screening process, applicant interviews and additional opportunities to receive and use public input regarding t...
|HI||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Charter School Oversight|
Creates five new sections relating to charter school oversight. Requires each charter school to annually complete an independent financial audit. Authorizes the state public charter school commission or public charter schools to conduct criminal history record...
|ME||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||Greater Public Input and Local Control in the Chartering of Public Schools|
Would have required that any person, group or organization, prior to filing an application for a public charter school with the Maine Charter School Commission hold at least 3 public hearings in the region that would be affected by the operation of the public ...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
Requires charter schools to provide students with 180 instructional days, up from 175. Provides that charter schools can offer preschool programs for students with disabilities. Finds that charter schools will receive $1,654 in Additional Assistance for disa...
|ME||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||Charter Schools Required to be Operated As Nonprofits|
Requires that public charter schools and virtual public charter schools be operated as nonprofit organizations.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Type 3B and Type 5 Charter Schools|
Provides a Type 5 charter school that is transferred from the Recovery School District to the administration and management of the transferring local school system must no longer be determined to be failing and must be converted to a Type 3B charter school. Re...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 06/2013||P-12||An Act To Improve Maine's Charter School Laws|
Requires Authorizer to render a decision on a school application no later than 90 days after the application deadline set by the authorizer and within 10 days to report such a decision to the Commissioner. Clarifies that an approved application may not serve a...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Qualifications of Charter School Employees|
Permits a charter school to employ a person as a teacher or aide if a district could employ the person as a teacher or aide, or if a district could employ the person as a teacher or educational aide if the person held the appropriate educator certification but...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Charter School Finance, Facilities, and Numerous Other Provisions|
Directs a local board that intends to sell or lease unused/underused district facility to give each charter school located within district boundaries the opportunity to make an offer to purchase, lease, or use the facility before offering the facility for sale...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Adult High School Diploma and Industry Certification Charter School Pilot Program|
Directs the commissioner of education to establish an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for up to 150 participants ages 19-50. Permits a charter to be granted to an applicant nonprofit entity, to provide an adult...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to the conversion of a private school to a charter school. Requires converted private school to not open as a charter school for a period of twelve months, unless the enrollment of the converted public school for the most recently completed school term...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
Requires that a performance framework for a charter school be incorporated into the charter contract. Performance framework must include a) pupil academic achievement; b) identified achievement gaps; c) attendance rate; and if a high school, d) graduation rate...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||An Act To Allow Charter Schools To Request Waivers from Certain Requirements, (LD 729)|
Authorizes the commissioner to grant a public charter school a waiver of one or more requirements applicable to the public charter school upon receipt of an application from the public charter school that includes the basis for the waiver request and a plan t...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Public Charter School Submission of Proposal and Appeals Process|
Amends existing law to not allow a member of the school district board of the school district within which a public charter school is located in to not be a voting member of the public charter school governing body, but allows for the opportunity to act in an ...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Studying the Feasibility and Advisability of Pursuing a Residential Charter School Model|
Requests that the state board of elementary and secondary education study the feasibility and advisability of pursuing a residential charter school model in Louisiana, including identification of potential sources of funding for residential charter schools suc...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter School Authorization|
Provides that a change in charter school authorization is allowed if the authorizer and the charter school board of directors mutually agree not to renew the contract. Directs current authorizer to inform new authorizer on the fiscal, operational, and student ...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter Schools|
Provides that public charter schools should allow enrollment preference to returning students and that these returning students may not enter a lottery for charter school enrollment. Provides that charter schools located on a federal military installation may ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter Schools - Study|
This bill requires the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to conduct a study of specified items related to charter schools and provide final recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2014. The study conducted and recomm...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Renewal of Charters for Charter Schools|
Requires an expiring charter to remain in effect until a new charter is negotiated.
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter School Administration|
Provides that before a charter school authorizer may issue a charter to an organizer that has had its charter terminated or has been informed that its charter will not be renewed by the organizer's current authorizer, the authorizer must request to have the pr...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter Schools|
Permits a charter school sponsor or management organization to apply to a local school district to convert a public school to a charter school.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter Schools Zoning Procedures|
Allows a charter school to authorize a third party to apply to a municipality or county as the charter school's representative for zoning applications and actions. Prohibits a municipality or county from enforcing, or attempting to enforce, any ordinance, proc...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter School Amendments|
Exempts the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS) from requirements for establishing rules before charging a fee for 2 years; details what must be included in charter school applications; repeals statute requiring certain things be included in charte...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
Provides that a charter school must comply with continuing truant notification; develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer review process; and adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process to review curriculum, instruction and student achievement to creat...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Charter Schools Admissions Requirements|
Expands charter school enrollment preference to include pupils who are grandchildren or legal wards of: a) employees of the school or charter holder; b) members of the governing body of the school; or
c) directors, officers, partners or board members of the ch...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Schools; Petition; Regulatory exemptions|
Authorizes charter schools to participate in the regulatory exemptions petition process currently in statute for school districts; grants the SBE permissive authority to approve the exemptions submitted by school districts; modifies the petition process quali...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Public Charter School Accountability and Authorization|
Adds to and amends existing law relating to public charter schools. Expands charter authorization and revises provisions relating to the designation of a public charter school as a local education agency. Amends provisions pertaining to the petitioning and es...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013|
Amends existing law so that the term "public body" includes the governing board of a charter school authorized by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. Ensures that the term "governing authority" also will not include the governing board of a charte...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Grantee Charter School Serving as LEA|
H.B. 1219 - Grantee Charter School Serving as LEA
Provides that if a charter school or institute charter school applies for a nonformulaic, competitive grant created through federal or state program, the charter school is the local education agency (LEA) only for purposes of applying and determining grant eli...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Sale of a Public School Building|
Provides that a school corporation or any other entity that is related in any way to, or created by, the school corporation or the governing body, including a building corporation may sell a vacant or unused school building after the school building is made av...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Public Education Commission as Independent|
Creates the Public Education Commission (PEC) as an independent commission no longer administratively attached to or staffed by the Public Education Department (PED). Eliminates the authority of the Secretary of the Public Education Department to review charte...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||School Management Contracts and Charter Boards|
Prohibits private entities from managing public schools through contracts with school boards, the Public Education Department (PED), or charter schools. Specifically, the bill:
• stipulates that public schools must remain under the control of local school boar...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Equalization Guarantee at School for the Arts|
Prohibits the use of state equalization guarantee distributions for outreach activities and for student room-and-board expenses at the New Mexico School for the Arts charter school.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Charter School Authorization|
Designates the department of education as the primary charter authorizer in the state of Arkansas.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Charter School Applications from Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees|
From bill summary: Establishes procedures and criteria for the approval of a charter school application by the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees. Provides that a charter school application may not be denied due to certain impacts to a public...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||Multi-District Charter School Applications|
Provides that charter school applications that are initiated by one or more local school boards are not subject to review by the Board of Education.
|NM||Passed 02/2013||P-12||Feasibility Study of a Bi-State Charter School for a Navajo Nation Chapter|
Requests that the Indian Education Division of the Public Education Department and the Indian Affairs Department to study the feasibility of a bistate charter school in the Red Lake Chapter of the Navajo Nation.
Requires that the findings and recommendations m...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2013||P-12||Respective Powers of State Charter School Commission and State Board, Superintendent|
Provides that the State Charter School Commission is established as an independent commission (instead of state agency). Provides that the commission is under the state board for administrative purposes only and requires the state board to provide administrati...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2012||P-12||Community Schools Sponsorship Section|
This section requires the state board to develop an alternative academic performance rating system for community schools serving primarily students enrolled in dropout prevention and recovery programs. Establishes criteria for closing such schools based on the...
|IL||Adopted 10/2012||P-12||Charter Schools|
23 IL ADC 650.10 through .110
From Illinois Register: Amends charter school provisions to conform with P.A. 97-152, effective July 20, 2011, which created the State Charter School Commission to assume some of the state board's responsibilities relative to charter schools. Additionally, the...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Free/Reduced Lunches Must Be Served Needy Students at Charter Schools|
From bill summary: Requires a charter school to provide each needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day, Among other things, excludes a charter
school that offers only nonclassroom-based instruction or only on...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Charter School Establishment, Renewal, and Revocation|
From bill summary: Mandates that measurable pupil outcomes required in a petition to establish a standard or countywide charter school include outcomes that address increases in pupil academic achievement both schoolwide and for all groups of pupils served by ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Charter School Finance|
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, requires the general-purpose entitlement of a conversion charter high school established on or after January 1, 2013, to be equal, for the first 3 years of operation, to the current year base revenue ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Transmitting Charter School Pupil Data to District That Is Chartering Authority|
From bill summary: Requires the department of education to provide a district that is a charter school's chartering authority, in accordance with a specified federal law relating to the disclosure of pupil records, individual pupil achievement data, including ...
|TX||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Open-Enrollment Charter Schools|
19 TAC 100.1011, 1015, 1017, 1022, 1023, 1025, 1041, 1063, 1131, 1153, 1201, 1213, 1217
From Texas Register: Makes the following changes to improve the application process for charters authorized by the state board: (1) Specifically defines the mitigating factors to be considered when the commissioner considers adverse action for an open-enrollme...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Extended Leave for NYC Principals to Serve as a Principal at a Charter School|
Allows a principal employed by the New York City district to make a written request to the board of education for an extended leave of absence to serve as a principal at a charter school. Provides that approval of such a leave request for three years or less s...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||District Sale or Lease of Property or Facilities|
S.B. 316 - District Sale or Lease of Property or Facilities
Authorizes a board of education to sell real or personal property to certain to a nonprofit institution of higher education or the governing authority of a nonpublic school. Prior to disposing of real property, requires the district to first offer the property...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Community Schools|
S.B. 316 - Community Schools
Permits the department's office of Ohio school sponsorship to assume sponsorship of a community school whose sponsorship has been revoked by the department. Permits the office to extend the term of a contract for a school whose sponsorship it has assumed. Prov...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Operation of Community School from/in a Home|
S.B. 316 - Operation of Community School from/in a Home
Permits a community school that was open for operation as a community school as of May 1, 2005 to operate from or in a home in Ohio, regardless of when the community school's operations from or in a particular home began. Pages 392-393 of 401: http://www.legis...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Contracts Between State Superintendent and Community School Governing Authorities|
S.B. 316 - Contracts Between State Superintendent and Community School Governing Authorities
Not later than 90 days after the effective date of these provisions, directs the department of education to publish on its website every approved, executed contract with a community school that was filed with the superintendent of public instruction under sect...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Community School Sponsors' Performance|
S.B. 316 - Community School Sponsors' Performance
Establishes the intent of the general assembly to enact a law, not later than December 31, 2012, that establishes a battery of measures to be used to rate the performance of the sponsors of community schools and to determine whether an entity may sponsor addit...
|LA||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Charter Schools|
LAC 28:CXXXIX.Chapters 1, 5-19, 27, and 39
Makes changes to various provisions related to charter schools. New rules define "management organization," and require a charter application to describe any proposed corporate partnerships. Requires the state superintendent's recommendation to the state board...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Charter Schools|
Repeals existing charter school laws and establishes a new chapter governing charter schools based on the recommendations of the Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force established by Act 130, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011. Maintains ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Charter Schools Implementation and Transition Coordinator|
Directs the board of education to contract with an implementation and transition coordinator to assist in (1) implementing the recommendations of the charter school governance, accountability, and authority task force, included in 2012 S.B. 2115 and (2) transi...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Charter Facility or Property Purchased from Orleans Parish School Board|
Provides that if a chartering group determines that a facility or property purchased from the Orleans Parish School Board is no longer needed for an educational purpose, the group must first offer to sell the facility or property back to the Orleans Parish Sch...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Special Education Services in Charter Schools|
Establishes a procedure for the provision of special education and related services to a child with a disability who is enrolled in a chartered public school and requires chartered public schools to provide due process in the provision of special education and...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Preschool Programs in Charter Schools|
H.B. 1240 (section 51)
Allows charter schools that are authorized to provide kindergarten to also offer preschool programs. Addresses requirements for the preschool programs.
|MO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Modifies Provisions Relating to Charter Schools|
This act modifies the laws governing charter schools.
SECTION 29.205 – The State Auditor may audit any charter school in the same manner as any agency of the state.
SECTION 160.400 – In addition to the St. Louis City and Kansas City School Districts, charter...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Charter Schools|
Provides charter school powers and duties and permits a sponsor to retain certain funds for overseeing a charter school; creates the charter school facility revolving loan program for the construction, purchase, renovation, and maintenance of public charter ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Charter School Approval and Funding|
(Sec. 29-31) Starting in FY 14, allows the SBE (starting in 2014), within available appropriations, to approve (1) operating grants of up to $ 3,000 per student and (2) grants of up to $ 500,000 as startup costs to establish local charter schools on or after J...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Constitutional Amendment Regarding Charter Schools and Related Matters|
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Georgia so as to (1) Clarify the authority of the General Assembly to provide for the establishment of policies for the provision of public education; (2) Provide that the authority of local boards does not diminish...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Charter Schools and State Oversight|
Repeals and rewrites provisions related to the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. Provides legislative findings and intent regarding charter schools and statewide oversight of charter schools. Allows commission to approve state charter schools with statewide ...
|TN||Became law without governor's signature 05/2012||P-12||Charter Schools - Governance|
Regulates charter schools' relationships with foreign entities and the use of non-immigrant foreign workers by charter schools.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Improvement and Education Accountability|
H.B. 7127 - School Improvement and Education Accountability
Requires a school improvement plan to include strategies for improving student achievement if a school has a significant student achievement gap for one or more subgroups, has not significantly decreased the percentage of students scoring below satisfactory on...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Procedures to Withdraw as Charter Authorizer|
Existing law establishes procedures for a charter school authorizer that has chartered multiple schools to withdraw as an approved authorizer. This new provision extends those procedures to an authorizer of a single charter school. Article 2, Sec. 9, Subd. 3 h...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Publicly Available Information from Charter Authorizers|
Requires charter schools to publish on the school's official website board meeting minutes for at least one year, directory information for the board of directors and committees, contact information for the school's authorizer. Provides that the school may inc...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Initial Charter School Contract Length and Authorizer Fee|
Extends the length of a charter school's initial contract from up to 3 to up to 5 years. [Article 2, Sec. 11, Subd. 6]
Repeals the provision that prohibited the Department or a charter school from assessing or paying an authorizer's fee. Adds a provision limi...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Nonprofit Building Corporation Authority|
Extends the power of a charter school's affiliated nonprofit building corporation. Article 2, Sec. 14, Subd. 17a https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/2012/0/2012-239.pdf...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Collaborative Agreements - Charter and District School Boards|
Provides that a charter school board may enter into a renewable agreement with a school district, within whose boundaries it operates, to enhance student achievement. Prohibits a charter school authorizer from requiring a collaboration agreement as a condition...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||For-profit And Nonprofit Charter Schools|
The bill requires each charter school, effective July 1, 2013, to incorporate as a nonprofit corporation. The bill prohibits a board of education of a school district or the state charter school institute board (authorizer) from approving a charter application...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Charter Schools Application, Authorization and Evaluation|
Amends the application process for charter schools and provides for a new type of chartering authority, known as local charter authorizers. Requires the state board to approve a common charter school application for use by all chartering authorities. Requires ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Charter School Applying, Authorizing and Revoking|
Revises information to be included in charter school application; makes requirements more specific and focused on performance, finances and governance. Revises responsibility of school districts with respect to charter school application, evaluation, renewal a...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Districts of Innovation, Schools of Innovation|
Creates a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to define "district of innovation" and related terms. Authorizes the state board to approve districts of innovation for the purposes of improving students' educational performance. Limit initial approval and subsequent ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Charter Schools; Denial or Revocation of Application|
H.B. 1173/S.B. 440
Provides unsuccessful charter school applicants with an opportunity to testify before the Board of Education. The local school board must submit sufficient documentation as to the rationale for the denial or revocation of the charter school application and a d...
|OR||Administrative Rules 04/2012||P-12||Special Education Responsibilities for Students in Charter Schools|
OAR 581-015-2005, 2010, 2040, 2075, 2080
Shifts student special education responsibilities from resident school district to the district in which the charter school is located if student is enrolled in a charter school in another school district from which the student resides. ...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||An Act To Amend and Clarify the Public Charter School Law|
Amends the law authorizing creation of public charter schools. Makes the following changes with regard to authorizers of public charter schools. Allows the Commissioner of Education to suspend an authorizer's authority to enter into new charter contracts if th...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Charter School Applications|
Requires a charter school sponsor to review a charter at five year intervals using a performance framework adopted by the sponsor. In implementing its oversight and administrative responsibilities, the sponsor is required to ground its actions in evidence of ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Removal of Yearly Cap on New Charter Schools|
Amends Idaho Code 33-5203(2)(a) to remove the growth cap of six new public charter schools per year, and to remove the cap of one new public charter school per district per year. http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/H0481.pdf ...
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||Rules Governing Public Charter Schools|
AR ADC 005.08.2-1.00 to AR ADC 005.08.2-8.00
Outlines application requirements for public charter schools and state board approval for licenses for existing open-enrollment public charter schools. Outlines the basis and procedure for public charter school probation or charter modification, revocation or ...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Revised Code for Public School Academies (PSA), Urban High School Academies and Schools of Excellence (SOE)|
Provides for revision of charter school law concerning formation, operation, and termination of public school academies, urban high school academies, and schools of excellence. Changes include, but not limited to, increasing the cap to 300 through December 31...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Authorizes an unlimited number (removes cap) and eliminates geographical limits on the issuance of contracts for PSAs, urban high school academies, and SOEs. Extends the type of entities that can act as authorizing bodies for one or more public school academie...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Charter Contracts May Include Grounds for Expulsion|
S.B. 95 - Section 9 - 118.40 (2r) (b)
This new section of law allows a charter or contract to include grounds for expelling a pupil from the charter school. If such grounds are included, they must include the procedures to be followed by the charter school. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/re...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Charter School Petitions|
From bill summary: With respect to charter petitions signed by teachers, requires that the petition be signed by a number of nonsupervisorial certificated staff and classified employees (rather than simply teachers, as previously required) that combined is equ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
From bill summary: Revises the provision relating to admission requirements so that admission policies and procedures are to be included in a petition. Authorizes a charter school to encourage parental involvement, but requires the charter school to notify par...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Innovation Schools|
H.B. 153 - Innovation Schools
Permits a school to apply to its district board to be designated as an innovation school. Requires an application to include numerous elements, including a statement of the school's mission and an explanation of how the designation would enhance the school's a...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Charter School Code|
Requires criminal background and child abuse registry checks for charter school board members; prohibits individuals who have felony convictions or convictions for a crime against a child from serving on a charter board. Requires charter school board members t...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Operation of Chicago Charters for Re-Enrolled Dropouts|
Provides that each campus of a Chicago charter school devoted exclusively to re-enrolled high school dropouts must be operated through a contract or payroll (instead of just operated) by the same legal entity as that for which the charter is approved and certi...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Creates the State Charter School Commission, and makes it responsible for authorizing charter schools statewide. Establishes membership of the commission and terms of office. Creates the State Charter School Commission Fund as a special fund in the state treas...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Replacing Closed Schools with Charters|
Allows a school board to endorse or authorize the establishing of a charter school to replace the closed school. Requires charter applicants under this circumstance to demonstrate to the authorizer that the proposed charter is substantially different from the ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charitable Organizations as Charter Authorizing Agents|
Requires that a charitable organization must have been operating continuously for at least five years before it authorizes a charter school. (Article 2, Sec 29, Subd 3)
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter Authorizer Requirements|
Strikes several requirements for what an authorizer must include in its application to the commissioner for approval as an authorizer. Adds a requirement that the authorizer applicant include a description of the authorizer's criteria and process for granting ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Boards|
Requires school board elections to be held during the school year, which excludes days when the school is closed for holidays or vacations.
Clarifies that the parent member of the school board of directors must not be a school employee.
Allows the chief fi...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter Authorizer Transfer|
Allows a transfer of authorizers when an authorizer and a charter school board of directors mutually agree to terminate or not renew a charter contract. Requires the proposed authorizer to identify any outstanding issues and have the charter school agree to re...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Data Collection Requirements/Charter Schools|
State Education Resource Center - Clarifies the status of the State Education Resource Center as a nonstock corporation and nonprofit tax exempt organization within the Department of Education.
Health Assessment - Allows certain medical professionals from mi...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Educator Permit|
Establishes a charter school educator permit and allows the education commissioner, starting in the 2011-12 school year, to waive state certification requirements and issue such a permit to a teacher or administrator who lacks certification and who is employed...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter Schools,|
Allows sponsor and public charter school to enter into cooperative agreement with other school districts for purpose of forming partnership to provide educational services. Allows public charter school to give admission priority to students who reside in schoo...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Sanctions for the Lowest-Performing Schools|
H.B. 153 - Sanctions for the Lowest-Performing Schools
Provides that for any building that is ranked in the lowest 5% of all public school buildings statewide for three consecutive years and is declared to be under an academic watch or in a state of academic emergency, the district board must do one of the followi...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Cooperative Educational Programs at Community Schools|
H.B. 153 - Cooperative Educational Programs at Community Schools
Permits community schools to enter into agreements for joint or cooperative establishment and operation of any educational program. Provides that except as otherwise provided in 3321.01(H), no fees or tuition may be charged for students participating in the pr...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Caps, Charter Performance Index|
H.B. 153 - Charter Caps, Charter Performance Index
Repeals existing language regarding charter caps for charter operators that were operating fewer than 50, 50-75 and more than 75 schools as of May 1, 2005. New provision states that subject to section 3314.016, an entity that sponsors community schools may ent...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Community Schools (Miscellaneous Provisions)|
H.B. 153 - Community Schools (Miscellaneous Provisions)
For purposes of start-up community schools, adds to definition of "challenged school district" any district ranked in the lowest 5% according to its performance index score. Defines "operator" as either an individual or organization that manages the daily oper...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Ohio School Sponsorship Program|
H.B. 153 - Ohio School Sponsorship Program
Establishes the Ohio School Sponsorship Program; directs the department of education to establish an office of Ohio school sponsorship. Authorizes any person, group of individuals or entity to apply to the department for direct authorization to establish a com...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Community Schools in More Than One or Sharing a Facility|
H.B. 153 - Community Schools in More Than One or Sharing a Facility
Permits a community school under the same contract to be located in multiple facilities and to assign students in the same grade level to multiple facilities, as long as the facilities are all located in the same county, and the governing authority has entered...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Collective Bargaining at Cleveland Board-Sponsored Community School|
H.B. 153 - Collective Bargaining at Cleveland Board-Sponsored Community School
Provides that the employees of a conversion community school sponsored by the Cleveland board of education will cease to be subject to any future collective bargaining agreement if the mayor submits to the board of education sponsoring the school and to the st...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Community School Cannot Operate from a Home|
H.B. 153 - Community School Cannot Operate from a Home
Prohibits a community school that opened for operation after May 1, 2005 from operating from a home. Page 2 of 264: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_part4.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Early College Start-Up Community School|
H.B. 153 - Early College Start-Up Community School
Permits any early college high school operated by a big eight school district (as defined in statute http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3314.02) in partnership with a private university to operate as a new start-up community school beginning in the 2007-2008 school yea...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Sponsorship|
Allows an institution of higher education to evaluate a proposal for sponsorship by a public charter school; provides that the process or the decision to approve or disapprove of the proposal for sponsorship by the institution of higher education are final and...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Creates a Public Charter School Program|
Establishes a process which authorizes the establishment of charter schools in the state. Allows for teachers who are members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System and take a leave of absence to teach in a charter school to continue to participate in...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Approvals|
Revises statute: Prior to the consideration of a charter school proposal by any local school board or the state board, each charter applicant shall be afforded the opportunity to revise and resubmit the proposal based on the independent evaluation conducted.
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Sections -Charters and Cyber Charters Finance|
Removes provisions requiring the state to reimburse charter and cyber charter schools for a portion of the employer's share of social security payments.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Schools -- Beginning of Operations|
Allows a chartering authority to alter the time period within which a charter school must begin operation. A charter school, once approved, shall not begin operation sooner than eight months after such approval is granted, unless the chartering authority agree...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reconstituting Public School and Charter School|
Allows the superintendent of education to reconstitute a public school, except for charter schools. Directs the department to negotiate with the respective unions the process of reassigning employees of the school to be reconstituted to other positions within ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Corporate Donations to Charter Schools|
Addresses corporate donations to charter schools. Discusses enrollment preferences and membership on the governing or management board of a charter school for certain major corporate donors and enrollment of their children in the schools. Addresses facility an...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Amends charter schools provisions. Prohibits a local board of education from serving as the governing body of a public charter school. Requires governing bodies to conduct at least one annual board training course and provide documentation of such training to ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Eliminates Charter School Cap|
Removes the cap on charter schools. Allows the state board of education discretion in granting final approval of charter school applications. Raises the enrollment growth cap to 20 percent. Permits charter schools to charge fees charged by the local school adm...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Revisesprovisions governing the membership of a committee to form a charter school and the governing body of a charter school; revises provisions for the process of review of an application to form a charter school; authorizing the governing body of a charter ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Participation Travel Services Contract|
Permits open-enrollment charter school staff to participate in the Texas Facilities Commission's contract for travel services.
Bill text: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HB01550F.pdf#navpanes=0
Bill analysis: http://www.capitol.state.tx...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Preference in Charter School Admissions|
Authorizes an open-enrollment charter school operated by a municipality to give a preference in admissions to children of employees of the municipality. Clarifies that an open-enrollment charter school operated by a municipality is considered a work-site open-...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Confidentiality of Teacher and Administrator Performance Documents|
Clarifies that the confidentiality of documents evaluating teacher or administrator performance applies to teachers and administrators at open-enrollment charter schools, regardless of whether the teacher or administrator is certified. Provides that at the req...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Distinction Designations and Charter Schools|
Specifies that an open-enrollment charter school may not be awarded a distinction designation if the charter school is evaluated under alternative education accountability procedures adopted by the commissioner. Specifies that for purposes of the subchapter of...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Funding and Oversight|
Requires charter school budget requests for needs-based facilities funding to include a detailed explanation as to the formula used and the funding request breakdown by school. Allows charter schools to appeal denied reauthorizations to the board of education....
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Creates and prescribes the membership of a State Public Charter School Authority. Removes the authority of the State Board of Education to sponsor charter schools and authorizes the State Public Charter School Authority to sponsor charter schools. Provides for...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Teacher Certification|
Allows the state Commissioner of Education to waive the requirement that teachers in charter schools hold certification when the charter school can demonstrate the effectiveness for any uncertified teacher. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/ACT/Pa/pdf/2011PA-00060-R0...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||High-Performing Charter Schools and Charter Systems|
Establishes criteria for high-performing charter schools (virtual or cyber charters are not eligible) and high-performing charter school systems. Authorizes a high-performing charter school to increase enrollment, expand grade levels served, submit a quarterly...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Chicago Charter Schools for Students from Low-Performing or Overcrowded Schools, or Serving Dropouts|
Allows at least 5 charter schools devoted exclusively to students from low-performing or overcrowded schools to operate at any one time in Chicago. Provides the up to five Chicago charter schools serving re-enrolled high school dropouts to also serve students ...
|OR||To governor 06/2011||P-12||Special Education|
Requires school district in which public charter school is located to be responsible for identifying, locating and evaluating students to determine which students may be in need of special education and related services. Provides for distribution of state fund...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
Requires a district, in which a charter school operates, to make available annually a list of the district's vacant properties and space.
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Authorizes the Department of Education's (DOE) Achievement School District (ASD) to be a chartering authority for a public charter school. Deletes the eligibility restrictions in current law and opens enrollment in public charter schools to all students residi...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Charter School Enrollment/School District Class Size|
S.B. 2120 - Sec. 8, 11, 12, 14, 15
Sec. 8 - Adjusts the charter school enrollment process such that students living in a development that provides the facility and related property with an appraised value of at least $10 million for a charter school in the development shall be entitled to 50 pe...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Board Sponsorship of Certain Charter Schools, Supplemental Textbooks|
Allows the State Board of Education to sponsor a charter school when the applicant has a contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs to provide a fixed rate level E, D, or D+ group home service. The board may not sponsor more than two charter schools from Jul...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Accountability|
Section 1 of this bill removes the requirement that the automated system of accountability information have the capacity to identify which paraprofessionals are assigned to provide services to individual pupils and removes the requirement that the information ...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Student Records|
Requires transfer of student education records to school district when charter is terminated or public charter school is dissolved. Applies student education record statutes to public charter schools.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||College and Career Academies|
Amends provisions related to career academies. Defines "college and career academy" as a specialized charter school established by a partnership that demonstrates a collaboration to advance workforce development between one or more local boards of education, a...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Charter Schools Get Government Lease Rates|
Any charter school which chooses to lease property is eligible to receive current government lease rates.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Charter School Attendance|
Clarifies that students who reside in a school district where a charter school is located are not required to obtain a transfer to attend the charter school in the school district of residence. The measure allows charter schools to enroll emergency transfer st...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Allows charter schools to opt in to the state health insurance plans. Establishes the charter school board as a statewide sponsor of charter schools. Provides that the department of education shall provide staff to the charter school board until the board begi...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Charter School Authorizers|
S.B. 1263--Charter Schools
Updates the definition of charter school to clarify a public university, a community college with an enrollment of 15,000 full-time equivalent students (FTSE), or a group of community colleges with a combined enrollment of 15,000 FTSE may serve as authorizer o...
|RI||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||Charter School Regulations (6434)|
RI ADC 21-2-58:C-1- through C-9-1
The regulations were adopted in order to provide uniform rules for the establishment, operation, and oversight of charter schools in Rhode Island.
http://www2.sos.ri.gov/cgi-bin/topdf/tmp/6434tmp.pdf or http://sos.ri.gov/rules/index.php?page=details&erlid=643...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Parental Involvement and School Improvement Plans|
Encourages districts to adopt policies to increase parental involvement. Requires schools that must develop improvement plans to notify parents of the issues giving rise to the need for such a plan, and to include other relevant information about the plan and ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Revises Provisions Relating to Funding Determinations and Allocations, Dual Credits for Early Completers and Post Secondary Institutions' Operation of Public Charter Schools|
This legislation makes amendments to SB 1184 – the third bill in the Students Come First plan. These changes are as follows:
Additional relief is granted from the state's "use it or lose it" requirement for state instructional staff funding. The relief is exp...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Charter School Cap|
Declares that if the cap on the number of charters available for an open-enrollment public charter school is within two charters of meeting any existing limitation or cap on available open-enrollment charters, the number of available charters shall automatical...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Charter School Reporting|
Requires a public charter school to annually submit a report detailing: (1) The number of applications for enrollment received; (2) The number of applicants with a disability identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Act; (3) The number of application...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
S.B. 1184 - Charter Schools
Allows public postsecondary institutions to operate public charter high schools.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Regional Service Centers|
From bill summary: Allows and encourages local school boards to enter into an interlocal agreement to create a regional service center to provide education related services. Requires a regional service center to be formed by an interlocal agreement to receive ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||State Charter School Board Membership|
Defines "organization that represents Utah's charter schools". Provides that three members of the state charter school board (all of whose members are appointed by the governor) must be nominated by an organization that represents Utah's charter schools, and t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter School Student Participation in Extracurricular Activities|
Provides that a charter school student is eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity at a public school other than the student's charter school if the student's charter school is located on the campus of the public school, or has local school board...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter School Governance|
Provides that a chartering entity may use certain data to measure the performance of a charter school. Prohibits a chartering entity from imposing performance standards, except as permitted by statute, that would limit a charter school from accomplishing the p...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter Schools Grant Applications|
Concerns procedures for charter schools that apply for grants.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter School Policies and Requirements|
Addresses contracts between charter schools chartering authorities; creates an annual evaluation process for charter schools; includes other charter policies, requirements and procedures.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Policies for Converted Charter Schools|
Clarifies the attendance priorities and other procedures for schools that have been converted to charters through the Assessment and Accountability Act, and based on adequate yearly progress measures.
|WY||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
An act relating to charter schools; requiring charter school applications and renewal applications to be uniform statewide; imposing duties upon the state superintendent; and providing for effective dates.
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||Charter Facilities|
H.B. 101 - Section 1722-A
Exempts all school property owned by a charter school, cyber charter, or an associated nonprofit foundation, or owned by a nonprofit corporation or foundation and leased to a charter or cyber charter school or associated nonprofit from real estate taxes.
|NV||Adopted Regulations 10/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
NAC 386.180, 240, 320, 325, 345, 350, 405
Revises various provisions relating to charter schools: Relates to one year renewal of license and fiscal condition of the charter . ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Charter Renewals and Appeals|
Requires a charter school to submit a renewal petition to the chartering authority no later than September 15 prior to the expiration of the charter, or by an earlier or later date if mutually agreed upon by the chartering authority and the charter school to a...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Charter School Transparency and Ethics|
Specifies that charter schools are subject to state sunshine laws, the California Public Records Act and specified ethics and conflict-of-interest laws. Authorizes an individual to serve as a member of the governing body of a charter school and be employed in ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Charter School Students' Freedom of Expression|
Makes clear that provisions protecting public school students' right to freedom of speech and of the press are also applicable to charter school students. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0401-0450/sb_438_bill_20100817_chaptered.pdf...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Issuing of Charters|
Sunsets on September 1, 2013 the mandate that the board of regents and the board of trustees of the state university of New York (SUNY) issue a request for proposals (RFP). Provides that if after September 1, 2013 either the board of regents or the SUNY board ...
|FL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Repeals Florida Schools of Excellence Commission|
HB 7037 - Sec 23
Repeals Section 1002.335 creating the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission. Repeals provision related to appealing charter school applications to the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?Fi...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Charter School Approvals|
Updates and revises duties and responsibilities of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education when reviewing and approving a proposed charter school. Updates focus primarily on student discipline policies and plans, and enrollment preferences.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Charter School Approval and Renewal|
Revises the process for submission, review, and approval of charter school proposals and renewal of charters.
|HI||Adopted 06/2010||P-12||Public Charter Schools Probation and Revocation Procedures|
8-500-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The Department of Education has adopted Chapter 8-500, Hawaii Public Charter Schools Probation and Revocation Procedures....
|AK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
An Act relating to charter school approval and funding. Establishes a charter school facilities construction, lease and major maintenance grant program. Chapter 91. MANIFEST ERRORS ON THIS BILL. WILL BE REVIEWED
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
H.B. 7867, S.B. 2734
Rewrites charter school provisions. Establishes separate provisions for "district charter schools" (existing schools converting to charter status), "independent charter schools" (start-up charter schools created by nonprofit organizations or postsecondary inst...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Charter School Reviews and Approvals|
Revises charter school review and approval process.Provides relative to the process for submission, review, and approval of charter school proposals and renewal of charters; to provide relative to the use of local school board facilities and property by a char...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Empowered Schools and School Districts Act|
Creates the empowered schools and school districts act. Allows a public school, zone, or district to submit empowerment plans to the state board. Plans must include information such as:
1. A statement of the mission of the school, zone, or district and why d...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
From New York Assembly "Summary of Provisions":
This legislation provides for the establishment of a new process to issue charters. The board of regents and the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY Trustees) are each authorized to deve...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charters Approved by SUNY Trustees|
Makes a clarification to A.B. 11310 regarding the approval and issuance process for charters approved by the SUNY trustees. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A11311&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter School Sponsors|
Allows charter schools to be sponsored by a school district, technology center school district or higher education institution which has a school site listed on the school improvement list (under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) or by the state boar...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Petition for a Conversion Charter for a High School Cluster|
Existing legislation defines "high school cluster" as a high school and all its feeder middle and elementary schools, including both public and charter schools. New provision specifies that a local board must not act on a petition for a conversion charter for ...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter School Oversight and Finance|
Makes numerous changes related to charter school oversight and finance. Requires the charter school review panel to adopt a clear process with rigorous criteria (including student achievement as a significant factor) for charter schools to be authorized and re...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter School and Authorizer Standards|
Creates the Charter School and Charter Authorizer Standards Review Committee which is charged with making recommendations to the state board of education and the educational committees concerning standards for such schools and authorizers.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter School Services|
Authorizes a charter school to enter into contractual agreements with a board of cooperative services or another charter school for buildings and services; authorizes a board of cooperative services to contract with a district charter school or an institute ch...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools|
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
--"Career academy" as (1) a specialized charter school established by a partnership between one or more local boards of education and a technical school or college or (2) a small learning community where a student receives academic instructio...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Removal of Prohibition on New Chartered Schools|
Removes the prohibition on approval of new chartered public schools between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011 and authorizes the state board of education to issue approval of chartered public schools within that same time period. Changes the renewal term for a ch...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Early Learning Charter School Screening|
Requires charter schools that elect to provide a screening program to comply with the requirements of the early childhood health and development screening program. Requires charter schools that provide screening to inform families that apply for admission to t...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Authorizes public universities or a community college district with an enrollment of at least 15,000 full-time students or a group of community college districts with a combine enrollment of at least 15,000 full-time students to sponsor a charter school. Limit...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Affiliated Charter Schools|
Allows the state board of education or the state board for charter schools to approve a charter application if the proposed sponsor determines that the applicant is sufficiently qualified to operate a charter school and is applying to operate as a separate cha...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Charter School Law Revisions|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 15
Requires the state board of education by July 1, 2011to adopt regulations to: (1) prohibit a charter school and any affiliated charter management organization operating such charter school from sharing board members with other charter schools and such charter ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Innovation Schools|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 6
Permits a board of education for a priority school district to, through agreement with the organizations designated or elected as the exclusive representatives of the teachers' and administrators' units, convert an existing public school into an innovation sch...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Elminates Enrollment Caps For High-Performing Charter Schools|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 12
Elminates enrollment caps for high-performing charter schools. Statutory enrollment caps prohibit charter schools from enrolling (1) more than 250 students, or in the case of a K-8 charter school, more than 300 students, or (2) 25% of the enrollment of the sch...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Charter Schools Equal Local Education Agencies|
Requires that a charter school sponsored by a board of education of a school district be considered a local education agency for purposes of federal funding.
|MS||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||New Start School|
Creates a New Start School Program. Requires a New Start School to be established in each public school that is considered failing. Provides for the conversion of underperforming schools into conversion charter schools, for contracts relating to such conversio...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|Postsecondary Institutions as Chartering Entities|
Allows an individual or entity to enter into an agreement with a board of trustees of a higher education institution to establish and operate a charter school. Establishes procedures for state approval, opening and operation of a charter school chartered throu...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Charter School Enrollment Caps|
H.B. 149 - Section 1 and 2
Removes a statutorily imposed cap on the maximum number of students who may be enrolled in charter schools each year. Allows the state board of education to approve an increase in charter school enrollment capacity in the 2012-13 school year or thereafter, sub...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
Expands the membership of the state board of education by including a member of the state charter school board as a nonvoting member. Removes a statutory enrollment cap on charter schools. Allows the state board to approve an increase in charter school enrollm...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Proposed Charter Applications|
S.B. 737/H.B. 1390
Requires the public charter school applicant to submit its proposed charter application to the Board of Education for review, comment, and a pre- certification recommendation prior to the submission of such application to a local school board; provides for a p...
|RI||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Charter Schools|
H.B. 7208, S.B. 2406
Allows for the expansion of charter public schools (from limit of 25 to limit of 35); permits the revocation of an existing public school charter if after three (3) years of operation the charter school has not demonstrated success. (After three (3) consecutiv...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Choice|
Prohibits a public charter school, a district school board or a public or private provider of educational services from offering money or other consideration to a student, parent or legal guardian of a student or another entity for benefit of a student, parent...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Pilot Charter Schools|
Provides for the establishment of a pilot charter school in the state if the Department of Education receives a federal grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund such school; provides the application plan process for any entity seeking to ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Charter School Oversight|
Requires a charter school, during its planning year, to file a minimum of three status reports with the chartering authority and the Department of Education for the purpose of demonstrating that the charter school's implementation progress is consistent with t...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Charter School Finance|
Provides that if monies appropriated to charter schools to replace local property taxes are less than the amount prescribed by a statutory funding formula, monies must be allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter school's share of the total...
|IA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Race to the Top Initiative|
Excerpts from the fiscal note: modifies Iowa Code to meet the requirements of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) initiative. . . [e]nactment of the Bill will qualify school districts with persistently lowest achieving schools eligible to receive U.S. Departmen...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Students Living Outside the Commonwealth|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Directs the department of education to study the possibility of allowing students living outside of the commonwealth who are eligible to attend public schools operating in the same geographic area as a charter school or a regional charter school to be eligible...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School Recruitment and Retention|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Directs the department education to draft a model policy for school districts regarding the grade placement and eligibility for high school graduation of students leaving a charter school and seeking to enroll in a district school. In drafting the model polic...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School Recruitment and Retention|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Requires charter schools whose charter was granted before January 1, 2010 to have a recruitment and retention plan in effect for the 2011-2012 school year or at the time of its next charter renewal, whichever occurs first. (Section 12)
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Repeals and replaces existing policies relating to charter schools.
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Schools of Excellence|
S.B. 981 - Part 6E
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Provides for the creation of up to 10 new charter schools that will be known as "schools of excellence." These schools could be authorized by local and intermediate school districts, community colleges, and publi...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
H.B. 218 - Charter Schools
Authorizes specified community schools (charter schools) to operate as conversion schools. Authorizes the governing authority of specified community schools to enter into a contract with a different sponsor that is either a local board, governing board of an e...
|UT||Adopted 12/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
Repeals language detailing the State Charter School Board's accountability review process. Requires that all charter schools be accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS). Clarifies that a parent school and all satellites must be cons...
|WY||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||CHARTER SCHOOLS|
Establishes new rules relating to charter schools.
|WI||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Standards for Quality Charter Schools|
Extends the duty to consider the principles and standards for quality charter schools established by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers when they establish or contract for the establishment of a charter school. http://www.legis.state.wi.us/...
|NV||Rule Adoption 10/2009||P-12||Gifted students|
NAC 386, 387
Establishes provisions governing finances and budgets of charter schools and university schools for profoundly gifted pupils.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
From Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Amends existing law which requires that, prior to receiving funding, title to property used for a charter school facilities project shall be held by the school district in which the facility is to be physically located, in t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
S.B. 1977 - Charter Schools
Requires charter schools to run criminal history records checks and checks of the Statewide Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database of applicants for employment. Increases from 14 to 30 days the time period for the state board to approve cha...
|NH||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Charter School Average Daily Membership|
Requires that pupils attending an approved chartered public school be counted in the average daily membership in residence.
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
Increases statewide charter school cap and charter school cap for Chicago. Above and beyond caps, permits five Chicago charters (and specified numbers of campuses and enrollment seats within those five charters) to be devoted to serving returning high school d...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Educational Labor Relations Act|
Requires that a charter school comply with all provisions of the Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that "educational employer" under the Educational Labor Relations Act includes the governing body of a charter school, a contract school or contract turn...
|DC||Emergency Rule Re-Adoption 07/2009||P-12||Special Education Responsibilities|
DCMR Title 5, Chapter 30, Section 3019
Reflects the status of current law with a clear enunciation of charter school special education responsibilities. http://www.osse.dc.gov/seo/lib/seo/DCMR_Notice.pdf...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Open Enrollment and Charter Schools|
Separates the open enrollment provisions from the chartered public school statute and establishes a new chapter on open enrollment schools.
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Community Schools|
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.012, 3314.015, 3314.016 and 3314.02
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Eliminates the two-year wait before the department of education begins issuing annual report cards for a community school. Provides that the ratings a community school receives for its first two full school years will not ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early College High Schools|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.50.90
Provides that any early college high school operated by a big eight school district in partnership with a private university may operate as a new start-up community school (charter school) beginning in the 2007-08 school year if all of the following conditions...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||No Home-Based Charter Schools|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.50.80
Specifies that no community school (charter school) that began operation after May 1, 2005 may be operated from a home.
Page 2833 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_HB_1_EN_N.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Funding Advisory Council|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
Concerns the open meeting law and public meetings; relates to minutes; relates to posting on a website of notice; includes notice by the governing bodies of charter schools; relates to emergencies. Chapter 27
|LA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter School Caps and Funding|
Relates to charter schools; removes the cap on the number of charter schools that can be created; provides relative to the fee that a school chartering authority may charge a charter school for certain administrative overhead costs; provides relative to fee am...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter schools|
Concerns charter schools; relates to charter renewal period and a review of academic performance data. Chapter 117
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter school zoning|
Requires municipalities and counties to allow a charter school to be established at a location in which schools operated by a school district are not prohibited by the zoning regulations of the county or municipality; permits a county or municipality to adopt ...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
Provides for the property tax classification of property leased to a not-for-profit charter school; exempts property that is owned by an educational, religious or charitable organization and leased to a not for profit educational organization from taxation; cl...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter School|
S.B. 291--Charter Schools
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is to commission a study comparing performance of charter school students with an equivalent group of district students representing an equivalent demographic and geographic population that will be conducted by ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.16
Clarifies language to specify that charter schools must adminster state assessments provided for in section 3313.612. Provides that a high school or an elementary school may consist of less than one or
more than one organizational unit, as defined in sections ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Virtual Charter School|
Provides for the establishment of virtual public charter schools; specifies requirements for such schools relating to budgeting, performance, contracting, teacher employment, maintenance of records, and enrollment; requires that a proposal for any public chart...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Native American Charter School|
Provides that if a school board enters into an agreement with an American Indian tribe to establish a charter school, the board must, upon request, distribute to the parent or guardian of each student in the school a school and school district performance repo...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Principles and Standards for Quality Charter Schools|
Provides that when the city of Milwaukee, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee area technical college district board or the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is establishing or contracting for the establishmen...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Damaged Textbook Fees/Service-Learning Programs/Charter School Grades/Regional Professional Development Academies|
- Deletes a provision that requires a public school principal to collect a percentage of a textbook's purchase price from a student who has lost, destroyed, or damaged a textbook.
- Encourages school districts to ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Charter School Policies|
Relates to the review of proposed charters, conversion of local school facilities, and enrollment of students; allows a charter school to be supported by or affiliated with a religious organization.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Charter School Policies|
Revises provisions related to two types of charter schools (primarily those converted from preexisting schools), including approval and student attendance policies.
|TN||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Amends Charter School Law|
From fiscal note: Authorizes the state board of education to be a charter school governing body. Removes cap on the number of charter schools, enrollment eligibility restrictions, and requirements; opens enrollment to all students eligible to attend a regular ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Charter Schools Run by Two-Years|
Allows public junior colleges (two-year institutions) to be granted charters to operate open-enrollment charter schools, including on the junior college campus. Specifies criteria junior college must meet to be granted a charter, including that the charter's e...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Charter School Funding|
H.B. 3646 - Section 5
Amends calculation for providing charter school funding. Pages 3-4 of 108: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB03646F.pdf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Certain School Staff Salaries|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 6-9
Sections 6 and 9: Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, requires each school district and each charter holder that operated an open-enrollment charter school as of January 1, 2009, to increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher and specified non-in...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Relates to Retirement|
Relates to retirement; redefines certain terms termination; relates to reemployment of retirees; clarifyies when a State Community College System Optional Retirement Program participant is considered a retiree; providing for receipt of credit for past or prior...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Charter School Administration|
Makes clarifying amendments to charter school administration. Clarifies that the charter school review panel is subject to the requirements of the sunshine law. Authorizes the board of education to remove a charter school review panel member for cause. Require...
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Definition of "Former Charter Holder"|
19 TAC 184.108.40.2061
Modifies the definition of "former charter holder" by including those charter schools that have been ordered closed by any applicable section of the Texas Education Code. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tacupdates/june2009/ch100aa.pdf...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Charter School Enrollment|
Authorizes a charter school which is dedicated to providing certain services to pupils who are at risk to enroll a child who was enrolled in a prekindergarten or other early childhood educational program at the charter school and to enroll a child whose parent...
|UT||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||International Baccalaureate Programs|
Amends rule on administration and funding of International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. Adds eligibility of charter schools to operate IB programs and receive state IB program funds. Amends funding language to designate that 50% of the total IB program funds m...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Amendng Charter School Provisions|
Amends multiple provisions dealing with charter schools, including: Purposes; Authorizer; Conversion of existing schools; Contracting time line; State and local requirements; Admission requirements; Employment and other operating matters; Annual public reports...
|OK||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Sponsorship by Federally Recognized Indian Tribe|
Authorizes sponsorship of charter schools by a federally recognized Indian tribe. Also adds authorization for a statewide organization that represents and whose members are public school teachers to contract with a sponsor to establish a charter school.
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Charter School Enrollment|
Revises provisions relating to the enrollment of certain pupils in charter schools; authorizes a charter school to enroll a child who is in a particular category of at-risk pupils if the child meets the eligibility for enrollment prescribed by the charter scho...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
Abolishes Public Charter School Development Fund; transfers remaining moneys in fund to Department of Education Account to be used for public charter schools; declares emergency, effective July 1, 2009. Chapter 95
|ID||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Amends and repeals existing law relating to education; revises provisions relating to severance payments; revises provisions relating to the determination of allowances; revises provisions relating to certain incentives; revises provisions relating to employin...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Rural Schools|
Relates to public schools; provides that certain school districts shall be considered rural school districts; provides that certain public charter schools shall be considered rural public charter schools. Chapter 239
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Virtual Charter School|
Relates to public charter schools; amends existing law that provides for a notice and a public hearing in the case of a petition for a public virtual charter school; provides for comments; provides for review of certain petitions and public hearings. Chapter 2...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Food Service Programs|
Allows a school food authority to establish, maintain, equip, and operate a food-service facility; requires a board of education of a school district either to allow a district charter school of the school district to transfer the maintenance, supervision, and...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Public Charter School|
Amends existing law relating to public charter schools; provides for notice relating to a petition for a non-virtual public charter school, for public comments, and for notice to the public charter school commission; provides for a hearing and for notice to th...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||State Retirement System Participation for Charter Schools|
Allows a charter school that made an election of nonparticipation in the state retirement systems for its employees to make a one-time, irrevocable retraction of the election of nonparticipation. http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillenr/hb0096.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
Amends existing law relating to charter school admissions to provide charter schools with the option of awarding an enhanced enrollment opportunity to the children of the charter school's employees and children who previously attended the public charter school...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Charter School Board Training|
Requires mandatory training for charter school governing body members; provides for development of a mandatory training course for all governing body members that explains department rules, policies and procedures, statutory powers and duties of governing boar...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Charter School Applications|
Relates to public schools; limits the period in which charter school applications may be submitted in a year.
|OH||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Innovative Education Pilot Programs|
Authorizes the governing board of any educational service center or the administrative authority of any chartered nonpublic school to submit an application for exemption from state policies in order to implement a proposed innovative education pilot program. A...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Sunset of Certain Charter School Statutes|
Allows certain amendments to the charter school statutes to sunset as provided in Chapter 530 of the Acts of Assembly of 2004 and retains others. Specifically, changes made in 2004 that require the charter school applicant to include information regarding disc...
|NV||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||CHARTER SCHOOLS|
Revises various provisions governing charter schools including applications, reporting of data, preparation of budgets, and definitions.
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||Charter Schools|
Specifies that the state charter school board must create an accountability review process that includes specified components. Directs district charter school authorizers to make charter school visits and submit written reports to charter schools after the vis...
|NV||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||CHARTER SCHOOLS|
Revises various provisions relating to charter schools for the Department. NEVADA 4427
|NV||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Charter School Authorizing|
Establishes provisions relating to applications to form a charter school for sponsorship by the State Board of Education. ...
|NV||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Educational Management Organizations (EMOs)|
Revises provisions governing educational management organizations relating to charter schools. ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||transportation|
Provides a school or a school district would not be liable for transportation services provided by an operator of a charter-party carrier for which neither has contracted, arranged, or provided. Requires the review and, if necessary, revision of training and o...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Charter school facilities|
Relates to the Charter Schools Facilities Program under the Leroy F. Green School Facilities Act of 1998 that provides funding to qualifying entities for the purpose of establishing school facilities for charter school pupils, and regulations that provide for ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Charter school governance|
Requires charter schools to adopt and comply with a conflict-of-interest policy to include specified requirements set forth in existing law. Sets the eligibility qualifications to be elected or appointed to a charter school governing board. Prohibits a school ...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Appropriations|
H.B. 496 (Am. Sub. H.B. 562)
Permits chartered nonpublic schools to purchase goods and services through group purchasing contracts negotiated and arranged by the Department of Administrative Services. Permits an educational service center (ESC) to authorize the conversion of a building un...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||Charter School Assessments|
Requires a charter school or group of charter schools that directly administer pupil assessments to submit a notice of direct administration to the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Allows a charter school to terminate administering those assessments by su...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||School Choice Options|
Allows the parent or legal guardian of a student assigned to attend a school in a Recovery School District the option to enroll their child in any school operated by the original school system if a sufficient capacity at the appropriate grade level exists; rel...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Charter Schools|
Provides that Type 2 charter schools approved by the state board after July 1, 2008 must receive a per pupil amount each year as provided in the Minimum Foundation Program approved formula. Repeals certain provisions relating to funding of Type 1, 2 and 3 char...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Charter School Transporation|
Requires charter schools receiving transportation services from a local school board to reimburse the board for the cost of providing such transportation.
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|Charter School Moratorium|
Would impose a one-year moratorium on new charter school applications during the 2008-09 school year. During this time period, applications for a single gender charter school for girls may be submitted; however only one such school may be granted charter appro...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Maximum Number of Charter Schools|
Increases the limitation on the number of charter school proposals that can be entered into by all chartering authorities from 42 to 70. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=494906...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Charter School Admissions and Task Force|
Ceates a task force to study and evaluate statutory inconsistencies and technical issues, fiscal issues, administrative compliance, identification and communication of charter schools' best practices, facility needs, transportation, food services, communicatio...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Charter School Renewal Period|
Changes the charter school renewal period. Replaces existing 10-year renewal period with renewal period ranging from three to 10 years. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=498131...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Charter School Sponsorship|
Prohibits public charter school sponsorship by private elementary and secondary schools. Authorizes private higher education institutions to sponsor public charter schools. Current law prohibits all private schools from sponsoring a public charter school.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Amends Charter Schools Act|
Relates to the State Charter Schools Act; allows charter schools to provide prekindergarten programs to four-year-olds; allows a charter school previously sponsored by the Board of Education of a school district which continues operation in such district to re...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Charters tax-exempt|
Provides that property and buildings, including land, improvements, furniture, and equipment, that are owned by a nonprofit organization that operates as a charter school are exempt from taxation. Chapter 252
|SC||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Charter School Approvals, Renewals, etc.|
Relates to the approval, renewal, revocation, and termination of charters for charter schools; increases the charter period from five to ten years; transfers certain authority pertaining to approval, renewal, revocation, and termination of charters from the St...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Georgia Charter Schools Commission|
Establishes the Georgia Charter Schools Commission as a state-level charter school authorizing entity working in collaboration with the department of education. Provides for membership of commission. Provides that the commission must, among other duties:
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Special populations, charter|
Provides that if a school district transports or contracts to transport pupils to the state schools for the deaf and the blind during any fiscal year, the school district may transport or contract with a charter school to transport sensory impaired pupils duri...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Charter School Governance|
Concerns state charter school governance; reforms charter school governance and membership of the governing council; provides for transfer of student records from the charter school the student previously attended.
|NM||Adopted 04/2008||P-12||Charter School Applications and Appeals|
Relates to charter school application and appeal requirements. Established the initial application and renewal process for charter schools,
whether locally or state chartered, the appeal process of charter schools to the secretary of education and the
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Academic Contests|
Provides that charter schools may be recipients of money from the Academic Contests Fund for the purpose of sending pupils who are state level winners of academic contests and their chaperones to the national levels of these contests so that the pupils may rep...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Charter school renewal|
Relates to the period of time in which the sponsor of a charter school's approved plan must notify the school of its ability to apply for a renewal; provides that a charter school that elects to apply for renewal must do so within a specified time prior to the...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Virtual Charter Schools|
The bill requires that anyone who teaches in a public school or charter school must hold a teaching license issued by the department of public instruction (DPI). Teachers in virtual charter schools (defined as a charter school offering an online learning progr...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||State Charter School Institutes|
Concerns State Charter School Institutes; relates to open meetings and records laws; relates to school district charter school exclusive authority; provides procedures by which a charter school may request revocation of such exclusive authority; relates to spe...
|LA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Charter School Policies|
LAC 28:CXXXIX.Chapters 1 thru 35 (Bulletin 126)
Amends rules relating to charter schools. Provides for the authorizing responsibilities of the Board, the application process, performance contracting, evaluation of schools, extensions, renewals and revocations, amendments, governance, funding, fiscal respons...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter School Enrollment Cap|
S.B. 2 - Section 1
Amends language establishing caps on the number of students who may be served by charter schools in the state. Provides that, beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the State Charter School Board and local school boards may authorize a combined maximum stud...
|DE||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Same Sex Charter Schools|
Allows a charter school to restrict student admissions by gender in the case of a same-gender school; provides that within a reasonable amount of time after commencement of operations of any same-gender charter school in the state, there shall be approved and ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter Schools and Charter School Accountability|
Modifies provisions relating to charter schools. Modifies the appointment procedures for the staff director of the State Charter School Board. Modifies provisions relating to the purposes and status of charter schools. Requires the state board of education, in...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||charter schools|
Amends existing law relating to public charter schools to require submission of documentation of due diligence upon referral of a charter school petition to the public charter school commission by a local board of trustees. Chapter 157
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter School Reporting Requirements|
Requires a charter school to report to school districts, by the last business day in April, May, June, July and August, the aggregate numbers of new students, sorted by their resident school and grade level, who have accepted enrollment in the charter school. ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter school|
Amends existing law relating to public charter schools to provide for relocation of public charter school facilities to another school district if the approved primary attendance area of the public charter school is located within more than one school district...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter school, high schools|
Allows a charter school or school district to determine whether credits earned by a pupil formerly enrolled in a separate charter school or school district will be assigned as elective or core credits and to provide that pupil with a list that indicates which ...
|CA||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||FACILITIES FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS|
Title 5 CCR
Clarifies and expands existing provisions with regards to facilities and the operation and maintenance of charter schools. Adds content to the section pertaining to procedures and timeliness for dispute resolution....
|NM||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||State Charter School for the Arts|
Relates to public schools; enacts the New Mexico school for the arts act; allows for the creation of a state-chartered charter school as a statewide residential high school for the arts; exempts the school from certain provisions of the charter schools act; al...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Waivers from New Regulations|
Provides that any joint, or regional charter school in operation prior to July 1, 2008, may request a waiver from any new regulation requirements; provides that any joint or regional school, such as academic year Governor's Schools, may set the school calendar...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Charter School Policies|
S.B. 730 (sec. 504)
Clarifies charter school policies related to location, facilities, admissions, grade configuration and enrollment.
|NY||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Delegation of Authority Regarding Charter Schools|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 3.16
Amends regulations to delegate authority for conducting charter school hearings from the board of regents to the commissioner of education.
Adopted as proposed August 2007; page 7-9 of 48: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007/aug15/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|NY||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Procedures for Charter School Public Hearings|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 119.4
Establishes procedures for the conduct of public hearings concerning charter schools. Page 9-11 of 38: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007/NOV14/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Charter school finance|
Authorizes the governing board of a charter school to use monthly installments and withholding options in making salary adjustments to the school's certificated employees. Grants the authority to issue work periods to minors, or to designate other individuals ...
|UT||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Requires all charter schools to have a committee consisting of a majority of parents designated to make decisions regarding School LAND Trust Program funds. Requires all charter schools to have a current school plan for enhancing or improving academic excellen...
|OH||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Amends Provisions Related to Community Schools (Charters)|
H.B. 119 -- Community Schools Provisions (Charter Schools)
Permits establishment of a start-up community school after June 30, 2007 only if the school's governing authority contracts with an operator that manages other schools in the U.S. that perform at a level higher than academic watch. Permits an early college hig...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to Charter School Act of 1992. Revises the description of the procedures relating to pupil suspension or expulsion. Requires a description of how the school intends to serve pupils with disabilities and the qualification and planned professional develo...
|GA||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Clarifies rules regarding charter schools, including applicable definitions, responsibilities, petition provisions and termination of the charter. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-9-.04.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Charter schools|
Relates to charter schools that serve at-risk pupils. Extends allowable term of operation until a specified date, subject to the approval of the county board of education for continued operation beyond that date. Extends the provisions of existing law that rel...
|UT||09/2007 09/2007||P-12||Amends Charter School Caps, etc.|
Adds rules for identifying the maximum number of authorized charter school students statewide. Provides for new or expanding charter school notification of prospective students and parents. The amendments to the rule include: 1) procedures for identifying the ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Charter School Teacher Participation in State Retirement System|
Allows an existing charter school to participate in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the state teachers' and state employees' comprehensive major medical plan.
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Funding for Special Education Students in Career/Technical Charters|
Permits any career/technical charter public schools which enroll special education students from outside the school district with verifiable Individual Education Plans to receive from the sending district the average per pupil special education cost of the sen...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Charter School Administrators|
Requires any person employed as an administrator in a public charter school to be licensed or registered to administer by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (prior to this law, required only charter school teachers to be registered).
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
Relates to postsecondary education grants and their implementation; relates to early graduation scholarships, school districts and charter schools; requires development of application forms; relates to costs of books and fees. Chapter No. 280.
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Approval of New Charter Schools|
Prohibits the state board of education from approving new charter schools between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2009, provided that a charter school application filed prior to July 1, 2007 which is scheduled to be acted upon by the state board of education on or b...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Charter school finance|
Relates to fingerprinting of applicants for a new or renewed teaching certificate in a school district or charter school; relates to calculating equalization assistance for charter schools; establishes the American Competitiveness Project Fund to provide techn...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Charter School Changes|
Amends the Charter Schools Act: adding certain higher education institutions as additional sponsors for charter schools; specifying certain requirements for higher education institutions; limiting number of charter schools established each year; defining term;...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Empowerment Schools|
Authorizes the boards of trustees of school districts to establish a program of empowerment schools for the public schools of the school district. Authorizes public schools to develop empowerment plans. Prescribes the process for the approval of empowerment pl...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|Charter School Sponsorship|
Authorizes a college or university within the Nevada System of Higher Education to sponsor charter schools. Sets forth the requirements for a charter school that has been in operation for at least 5 years to be exempt from an annual performance audit and under...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Clarifies the significant role of the board of education in policymaking for charter schools, including:
(A) Appointing members of the charter school review panel; and
(B) Serving as an appeals board for charter school applicants or charter...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||State Board Sponsored Charter Schools|
Creates a school district for charter schools sponsored by the state board for federal law purposes. Revises provisions governing the closure of a charter school. Clarifes certain provisions governing the payments of money to a charter school for the enrollmen...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Texas Public Finance Authority|
Relates to the issuance by a corporation established by the Texas Public Finance Authority of revenue bonds for open-enrollment charter school facilities.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Charter Systems Act|
Enacts the Charter Systems Act. Amends definitions of "charter," "charter petitioner," "local revenue," and "petition," and adding definitions of "charter system," "governing council," "school-level governance," and "system charter school." Provides procedures...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
Concerns the use of school district facilities by charter schools. Charter schools may purchase a building and grounds, at a district's descretion. If a charter school vacates the building, the district will have first right of refusal to reacquire and purchas...
|CA||Adopted 05/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 11962, 11962.1
Establishes clear procedures to be implemented in the event of theclosure of a charter school. Requires that a petition for a charter schoolinclude a reasonably comprehensive description of the procedures to be used ifthe charter school closes. Requires the de...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Charter School Student Records|
H.F. 2245 [Charter School Records]
Requires that closed charter school must transfer the student's educational records within 10 business days of closure to the student's school district of residence where the records must be retained or transferred.
|MS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Applications|
Reenacts procedures for public schools to apply for and be granted charter school statuts. Extends the repealer on charter school statutes to JULY 1, 2009.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Character Education, Charter Schools|
Concerns the Character Education Office; makes an appropriation; relates to public and charter schools. Changes administration of the program from the Northern Arizona University to the Department of Education and stipulates procedure for disbursement of the g...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter schools, background checks|
Relates to charter schools, fingerprinting and a civil penalty if a charter school fails to comply with fingerprinting requirements. New provision provides that penalties shall be assessed by reducing the amount of state aid that the charter school would other...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
S.B. 2107 -- Part D-2
Provides that an application for a charter school cannot be approved unless the charter entity finds that in a school district where the total enrollment of resident students attending charter schools in the base year is greater than 5% of the total public sch...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Enrollment Limits|
Relates to charter school requirements, amends existing law to clarify enrollment limits.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Public School Accountability & Assessment|
Distinguishes a student's academic proficiency from the AYP of schools and districts. Conforms rankings of schools in need of improvement with Federal requirements. Provides a process for reopening failing schools as state-chartered charter schools. Provides t...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Student Activities|
Adds the charter school student activities program unit into the program cost calculation.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Enrollment Limits|
Relates to charter school requirements, clarifies enrollment limits and declares an emergency.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Facilities Fund|
Creates fund relating to charter school facilities funding. Provides procedures for meeting the needs of state-chartered and locally chartered charter schools for adequate facilities.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||NCLB Consequences for Schools and Reporting Requirements|
Distinguishes a student's academic proficiency from the adequate yearly progress of public schools and school districts; conforms rankings of schools in need of improvement with federal requirements; provides a process for reopening failing schools as state-ch...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter School Hiring Practices|
Would make the hiring practices of charter schools align with current hiring practices of school districts by requiring all decisions to hire, fix salaries, assign, terminate or discharge employees of a charter school to be made by that school's head administr...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School District and Charter School Budget Reports|
Requires the Department of Education to develop a standardized format for the reporting of the local school district or charter school budget to the public.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||charter school, accountability|
Provides a major revision of the Public Charter School Law. Amends Public Charter School Law to allow for obtaining conversion public charter school status, open-enrollment public charter school status, or limited public charter school status. Defines the th...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Professional-Technical Regional Public Charter Schools|
Allows for the creation of "professional-technical regional public charter schools." Provides that a professional-technical regional public charter school must meet the standards and qualifications established by the division of professional-technical educatio...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Modifies Charter School Provisions|
Modifies charter school application and authorization provisions; modifies certain requirements for charter schools, including those relating to charter school assets, school closures, and application, enrollment and withdrawal of a student from a charter scho...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Charter School Applications & Renewal|
Restricts the frequency of charter school applications to allow only one application every 12 months from any person, group or organization that has previously filed a charter application and had it denied; limits renewal periods for charter schools to 5 years...
|UT||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Oversight of School Inspections|
Provides specific provisions for the oversight of permanent or temporary public school construction/renovation inspections and to identify local school board and charter school board responsibilities and accountability to the Utah State Board of Education and ...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||District Performance/Reporting, Non-Teaching Personnel|
H.B. 276 -- Misc. Sections
Any district that leases a building to a community school [charter] located in the district or that enters into an agreement with a community school located in the district whereby the district and the school endorse each other's programs may elect to have dat...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Amends Community Schools Provisions|
H.B. 79 -- Sec. 3314.025
Sec. 3314.025 amends provisions relating to governing authorities for community schools. From fiscal notes: Am. Sub. H.B. 66 of the 126th General Assembly, as amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 530 of the 126th General Assembly, required certain community schools to adm...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Computer Entitlement, Definition of Operator|
H.B. 276 -- Sec. 3314.22, .014
Sec. 3314.22 allows the requirement that each child enrolled in an internet- or computer-based community school is entitled to a computer supplied by the school to be waived -- if the parent parent of any child enrolled in the school waives this entitlement. S...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Charter School State Funding|
Provides for new definitions of charter schools and mandates that all charter school applicants shall attend orientation/training sessions designated by the State Charter School Board on charter school implementation, statutory, legal, financial, data manageme...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Education & Funding for Homeless/Emancipated and Ethnic Minority Students|
Adds new language for determining where a homeless or emancipated student shall attend school and provides for the inclusion of charter schools within the rule; ensures funds for homeless and economically disadvantaged ethnic minority students are distributed ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Charter School Fiscal Impact on District|
Adds the finding that a charter school would have a negative fiscal impact on the school district where it is located to the list of findings that the governing board of a school district may rely on to deny a petition for the establishment of a charter school...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Charter School Financing|
Provides that for the purposes of the computation of a sponsoring school district of its average daily attendance, a pupil enrolled in a grade at a charter school sponsored by the district shall not be counted if the school district does not offer classes for ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Notice of Charter School Revocation|
Requires a chartering authority to provide a written notice of intent to revoke and notice of facts in support of revocation to a charter school prior to revoking its charter. Authorizes a charter school, if the chartering authority is a school district, to ap...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Charter Schools Financing|
Provides that charter schools are eligible for assistance under the School Finance Authority Act. Revises various definitions and procedures contained in the Act.
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Charter School Student Counts|
Permits advance apportionment for a charter school in certain years of operation that is adding one or more grade levels. Bases the apportionment on the part of the average daily attendance of the prior year that was attributable to pupils in the highest grade...
|GA||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Remediation, Charter Schools, Class Size, Student Attendance|
GAC 160-4-5-.01; -4-9-.04; -5-1-.08, -.10
Clarifies rules regarding the following:
Remedial education for students in grades 6-12: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/160/4/5/01.pdf
Charter schools: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/160/4/9/04.pdf
Class size: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/160/5/1...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2006||P-12||Charter Schools|
Improves the charter school system by adopting many of the priority proposals developed by the task force on charter school governance. Recodifies and reorganizes statutes relating to charter schools into a new chapter that authorizes the establishment of a c...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Technical Assistance to Small School Districts|
Requires the state board to provide technical assistance to any district with fewer than 5,000 students requesting assistance in determining the potential
financial impact of any proposed charter school on the operation of the system.
|NY||Died 06/2006||P-12||Charter School Application|
Relates to charter school applications, charter school facilities aid and agreements with school districts and charter schools. Increases maximum number of charter schools in existence under this section to 250, from 150....
|AZ||Vetoed 06/2006||P-12||Charter School Policies|
Relates to charter schools; relates to school board members; provides that an applicant may submit an application and the application may be approved if it meets requirements; provides that except for a charter district, a sponsor of a charter school shall not...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter School and Technology Education Districts|
Concerns joint technology education districts; provides that if a pupil is enrolled in both a charter school and a joint technological education district and resides in a school district participating in the joint technological district, the sum of the average...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter School Applications|
Requires that in the creation of charter schools, the application submitted to the commissioner and the local school committee pursuant to the creation of such a school would include a description of a plan that would include measurable student academic goals....
|RI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter School Applications and Academic Goals|
H.B. 6854; S.B. 2085
Requires that in the creation of charter schools, the application submitted to the Commissioner of Education and the local school committee pursuant to the creation of such a school would include a description of a plan that would include measurable student ac...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter School Policies|
Revises provisions relating to charter schools, including duties of sponsors, application process, denial of an application, and review of appeals; provides procedures when a state of financial emergency exists; revises provisions relating to charter contracts...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter Schools|
S.B. 2272 - Section 7
Increases from 10 to 20 the number of charter school applications the state board may approve. Deletes provision that if the state board receives ten or fewer applications as of June 30, 2003, and two or more of the applications received by the state board by ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Charter School Enrollments|
Concerns charter schools; allows for an increase in charter school enrollments for existing charter school and to provide for a new per student funding formula for charter schools; relates to demonstrated levels of achievement. Public Act No. 55
|ID||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Rules Governing Charter Schools|
Rewrites rules governing charter schools. Repeals former chapter governing charter schools. Chapter is being rewritten under Docket No. 08-204-0502....
|ID||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Charter School Commission|
Clarifies the petition submission process, information needed by the commission for compliance monitoring and oversight, how public hearings before the commission will be conducted, and the format of all petitions that are submitted to the commission. http://a...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Computer or Internet-Based Instruction|
Allows charter schools to provide computer or Internet-based instruction. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pdf/sb610.pdf...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2006||P-12||Background Checks for Charter School Employees|
Concerns charter schools; relates to fingerprint checks; provides that a teacher employed by a school district or a charter school shall be issued a permanent fingerprint clearance card on the teacher's second renewal of the card provided that the teacher does...
|WI||Vetoed 04/2006||P-12||University-Operated Charter Schools|
Allows any baccalaureate or graduate degree granting institution within the University of Wisconsin System to operate or to contract for the operation of a charter school with the approval of the Board of Regents. Authorizes the chancellor of any such Univers...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Single-Sex Schools|
Authorizes a school board to operate single-sex schools, other than charter schools, or provide single-sex courses if the school board makes available to the opposite sex under the same policies and criteria of admission, schools or courses that are comparable...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
Prohibits counties and municipalities from requiring school districts and charter schools to participate in the cost of a study on the impact of a school on certain roads and sidewalks; clarifies that the standards that a county and municipality are authorized...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Cap, Charter Schools and Finance Modifications|
Creates a cap on the number of charter schools that the State Charter School Board may authorize to begin operations in the 2007-08 school year; modifies provisions governing the inclusion of foreign exchange students for the purpose of apportioning state moni...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Chartering Authorities|
From Fiscal Note: Provides for two chartering authorities – the local school district and the state. The bill allows charter schools to elect their chartering authority between a school district or the PEC as well as allowing charter schools to change their ch...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Commission to Study Charter School Concept|
Extends for one year the duties of the commission to study and report on the feasibility of the charter school concept in Mississippi.
|LA||Signed into law 11/2005||P-12||Recovery School District|
Establishes procedures for identifying underperforming schools to be transferred to the Recovery School District. Requires the Recovery School District to provide all educational services to students in transferred schools. Requires the recovery district to ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Charter Schools and High School Exit Exams|
An act to amend Sections 33054, 47605, 47605.6, 47607, 47612.5, and 51745.6 of, and to add Section 47612.6 to, the Education Code, relating to charter schools. Existing law requires that charter schools meet specified statewide standards and conduct the specif...
|DE||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
14 DAC 275
Amends regulations to clarify what matters are to be considered minor modifications, major modifications, modifications that are considered as a new charter, and establishes a process by which these modifications are decided. http://www.state.de.us/research/Ad...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Evergreen Charter Schoolparticipating in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System|
Authorizes Evergreen Charter School to elect to participate in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H485v3.html...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Charter schools participating in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and state employees' major medical plan|
Charter schools participation in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and state employees' major medical plan....
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Process of Renewal for Charters|
Requires that initial charters be in effect for a period of not more than five years and are to be renewed upon the authorization of the sponsor. The first renewal of a charter are for the same time period as the initial charter. Subsequent renewals of a char...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
An act to amend Section 47610 of , and to add Section 47610.5 to, the Education Code, relating to charter schools. Expressly includes the California Building Standards Code amongst those state laws from which a charter school is not exempt. Requires charter sc...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2005||P-12||Charter School Renewals|
An act to amend Section 47607 of the Education Code, relating to charter schools. Existing law provides procedures that
relate to the renewal of a charter and specifies that a renewal is for a period of 5 years, inclusive. This bill provides, as an alternative...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Minor Modifications to Charters|
This Act is based on a recommendation by the Charter School Standards and Licensing Task Force created by House Resolution No. 78 of the 142nd General Assembly. Allows a modification requested by a charter school relating to financial matters, enrollment prefe...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Grants to Charter Schools|
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:24.10(A) and 3995(C). Authorizes charter schools to apply for and receive funding from the department to provide early childhood development and enrichment activity classes, .a.k.a. LA 4 classes, as provided for in statute. ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Revises Charter School Act|
Amends charter school governing board membership to include a parent of a student attending the charter school. States that public charter schools may be formed to provide quality educational options for students and describes prospective student population:
|NV||(S) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 490. 06/2005||P-12||Charter schools|
Revises the provisions governing the review of applications to form charter schools submitted to the board of trustees of a school district and the State Board of Education. Requires the governing body of a charter school sponsored by the board of trustees of...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Charter schools|
AN ACT relating to education; requiring the governing body of a charter school sponsored by the board of trustees of a school district to enroll pupils who reside in the district before enrolling pupils who reside outside the district; making various changes c...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Charter school applications|
Revises provisions governing the review of applications to form charter schools submitted for sponsorship by the State Board of Education and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to submit a report to the Legislature concerning the applications to...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Corrective Action|
Repeals and reenacts the corrective action provisions for underperforming public schools. Requires the state board to annually notify each district and the state charter school institute as to which, if any, of its schools received a "low" or "unsatisfactory" ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Charter School Admissions|
Allows the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school that specializes in one or more performing arts to require an applicant to audition for admission to the school. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/tlo/textframe.cmd?LEG=79&SESS=R&CHAMBER=H&BIL...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
Clarifies definitions of "new century charter schools" and "public schools". Requires charter school plans to include a plan for identifying, recruiting, and retaining highly-qualified instructional faculty. Requires a charter school's governance structure to ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Charter schools|
AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions governing the operation of charter schools, the employees of charter schools and the enrollment of pupils in charter schools; providing for the issuance of a license to teach to certain persons with graduate de...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Requires the department of education to publish in its school performance reports, in addition to ISTEP scores, any nationally recognized comprehensive assessment program data submitted by a school corporation, including a charter school. Increases the review ...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Governing Bodies of Charter Schools/Meetings|
Amends provisions regarding meetings of governing bodies of charter schools. NEVADA REG 3708 (SN)...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Charter Schools/Insurance/Apportionment of Funding|
NAC 386.140, .355
Revises various provisions governing charter schools, including certain insurance information to be provided with applications to form charter schools, and apportionment of funding. NEVADA REG 3707 (SN)...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Matching Funds for Federal Charter School Facilities Initiative|
H.B. 1001 (Section 129)
States that if the U.S. Department of Education approves a new competition for states to receive matching funds for charter school facilities, the department must pursue this federal funding. Appropriates $10 million from the state general fund to provide sta...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Allows a public or private nonprofit university, a public or private nonprofit college or a community college to sponsor a charter school and approve a charter school application; includes these institutions in charter school financial provisions. Beginning J...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Bars the sponsoring entity of a charter school from charging the charter school any fees unless the sponsor has provided services to the charter school and the fees represent the full value of those services. On request, requires the value of the services pro...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Establishment and Operation of Charter Schools|
Establishment and operation of charter schools; extend repealer on; establishes a commission to study and report on the feasibility of the charter school concept in the state....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Consolidation Provisions|
S.B. 1044 (sections 21-27)
Deletes definitions of "consolidated average daily membership," "consolidated national school lunch student total" and "national school lunch students" from consolidation/reorganization provisions. Deletes provision that no school facility in a school district...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Historical Artifact Preservation|
Ensures the preservation of historical artifacts of school districts subject to consolidation, deconsolidation or reclassification as a conversion charter. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2732.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public Charter Schools|
Amends and adds to existing law to revise the definition for public virtual school; revises limitations applicable to the creation of public charter schools; revises terminology; to provide that the board of directors of a public charter school shall be deemed...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter School Law|
Authorizes charter schools to enter into public-private partnerships whereby the charter school enters into lease purchase agreements for school buildings built by the private entities with federal tax-exempt facilities bonds. Extends the charter school perfor...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Exempts volunteers and guest speakers engaged in instructional or supervisory work in a charter school from having a valid fingerprint clearance card provided they are accompanied in the classroom by a person with a valid fingerprint clearance card.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Permits a school district to sell used equipment to a charter school before the school district attempts to sell or dispose of the equipment by other means.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School|
Relates to Charter School Standards.
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Bars a public charter school from receiving an increase in support units that exceeds the support units it received in the prior year by more than 20. To begin operations, requires a newly-chartered public school to be authorized by no later than January 1 of ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Extracurricular Activities|
Relates to program units for extracurricular activities for home school and charter school students....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Allows charter schools to hire personnel who have not yet received a fingerprint clearance card provided the charter school has followed specified procedures.
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 04/2005||P-12||Rules Governing Charter Schools|
Rewrites rules governing charter schools. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0204.pdf...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 04/2005||P-12||Rules Governing the Charter School Commission|
Clarifies the petition submission process, information needed by the Commission for compliance monitoring and oversight, how public hearings before the Commission will be conducted, and the format of all petitions that are submitted to the Commission. http://w...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Auditors|
Requires school district auditors to comply with the requirements and prohibitions of the federal Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2700.pdf...
|AZ||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||Student Counts and Charter School Funding|
Increases charter school funding and makes changes in provisions for student counts for districts.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Charter School Reporting|
This bill allows charter schools to annually report innovative practices (such as innovative teaching practices) to the Charter School Board. http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2005/bills/hbillenr/hb0206.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Charter School Amendments|
< removes the cap on the number of charter schools that the State Charter School Board may authorize;
< removes a time limitation imposed on the State Charter School Board for approving or denying a charter school application;
< prohibits charter sc...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting|
Expands upon the Arkansas Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act of 2004. Requires charter schools to follow the financial reporting procedures required of public school districts. Expands upon and clarifies initial and ongoing training requirement...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Liability Protection of Educators|
The governing body of a charter school or a district must ensure that, prior to the beginning of each school year, each of its employees signs a document acknowledging that the employee has received:
(i) the disclosure required by law re: if the charter school...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Charter School Applicant Selection|
Allows a charter school with more applicants than enrollment capacity to give enrollment preference based on a student's proximity to the school. http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2005/bills/hbillenr/hb0136.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Minimum School Program Act Amendments|
Relates to minimum school program act amendments. This bill:
< establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,783,631,186;
< establishes the value of the we...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Charter School Construction Amendments|
Exempts charter schools from certain municipal land use regulations; exempts charter schools from certain county land use regulations; allows the termination of the nonconforming status of charter school property when the property ceases to be used for charter...
|CO||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Administration of the State Charter School Institute|
1 CCR 302-1
Establishes rules regarding the State Charter School Institute. Includes procedures for acceptance of applications, evaluating and authorizing schools and overseeing procedures. http://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/download/CSIpermRulesFinal.pdf...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Professional Employee Work Stoppage or Strike|
14 DAC 714
Amends regulation relating to professional employee work stoppage or strike by adding charter schools to the regulation....
|MA||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Charter School Funding Formula|
603 CMR 1.00
Establishes a new charter school formula. Implements the new provisions of state law so that the next quarterly tuition payments may be made on schedule. MASSACHUSETTS REG 8469 (SN)...
|CO||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Administration of the State Charter School Institute|
1 CCR 302-1
Establishes emergency rules regarding administration of the State Charter School Institute....
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Compensation of District Personnel Under Proposals|
14 DAC, 742
Amends regulations relating to compensating of district personnel under specific project proposals by adding a reference to charter schools and changing the title to refer only to federal projects. ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Charter Schools and Student Discipline/Attendance|
Prohibits a school district governing board from denying a charter school petition, unless it makes findings that the petition lacks a description of the procedures by which a pupil may be subject to discipline and the procedure employed by the school to safeg...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Charter School Funding|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Provides that for pupils who reside in a basic aid school district and are attending a countywide charter school operating at multiple sites throughout the county, the sponsoring local educational agency is the pupil's school district of residence. http://www....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Charter Schools: Requirement Exempts|
Exempts a charter high school chartered by the Riverside Unified School District and operated in cooperation with the Riverside Community College District from certain requirements of existing law relating to teacher certification and student residency and age...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Charter School Administrators|
Provides that charter school administrators and trustees are subject to provisions of School Ethics Act....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Charter School Employees' Retirement|
Provides if a charter school chooses to participate in the Public Employees' Retirement System, its qualified classified employees shall be covered under the system in the same manner as the employees of the school district that granted the charter. Provides t...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Repeals rules governing public charter schools. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0204.pdf...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Proposes rules governing public charter schools. Establishes a consistent application and review process for the approval and maintenance of public charter schools. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0204.pdf...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2004||P-12||Public Charter School Commission|
Proposes rules establishing Public Charter School Commission. Outlines the Commission definitions, proceedings, and board meetings. http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0301.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Charter Schools Attendance Boundaries|
Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Allows the Chicago Board of Education to designate attendance boundaries for a specified amount of charter schools. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093-0861...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Charter School Retirement Election|
Authorizes existing charter schools to elect to participate in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System and the North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees' Major Medical Plan. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/html2003/bills/CurrentVersion/house/hbil17...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|School Building Assistance Program|
Relates to the School Building Assistance Program; provides for grants, investments, trusts and bonds; creates the School Building Authority; provides for children with disabilities; prohibits racial desegregation; provides for public-private partnerships, cha...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Charter School Facilities Program|
Title 4 CCR 10152 - 10162, 10163 and 10164
Amends regulations relating to the Charter School Facilities Program. Adopts new regulations that establish uniform terms and conditions that shall apply equally to all projects for funding. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=106162&E22=Title%...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||Requirements for Charter Schools|
Requires accountings conducted by new century charter schools to be subject to audit and inspection by the charter school administrative office. Requires disclosure of certain financial records and policies and procedures. Requires compliance with health and s...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Extends the initial term of a charter school to 4 school years; provides a uniform date upon which an approved charter expires; establishes a deadline for applications to renew a charter; extends to four years the initial charters of previously approved charte...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Current law requires that the State Auditor perform two audits of each charter school's enrollment each spring. This legislation discontinues that wasteful practice and, instead, provides each school district with certificates from each charter school regardin...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Provides for priority funding of type 2 charter schools which have been renewed for ten years. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT8/OUT/0000LVUP.PDF...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to charter schools; revises qualifications for sponsoring charter school; revises requirements regarding which provisions of building code and fire safety code said school facilities must comply with; allows certain educational impact fees to be alloca...
|FL||Signed by Governor 06/2004||P-12||Career and Technical Education|
Relates to career, workforce and technical education; requires said education programs within the comprehensive high school program of study to be industry certified; provides academic requirements for students enrolled in said education programs; allows chart...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||New Century Charter Schools Funding|
Allows the legislature to adjust the most recent consolidated annual financial report of the department of education and make additional appropriations for fringe or other employee benefits, and facility costs; requires the charter school administrative office...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Choice Committee|
Establishes a committee to study the issue of school choice in New Hampshire any issue relating to school choice which it deems relevant. Requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations by November 30, 2004. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/legis...
|CO||Signed by Governor 06/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Concerns charter schools and legislative intent to provide multiple avenues for obtaining charter school authorization, including the creation of state charter schools. Amends the charter school law to require charter school contracts to include goals, objecti...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||State Charter School Institute|
Concerns the authorization of institute charter schools, particularly schools for at-risk students, by the state Charter School Institute; deems institute charter schools to be part of the free public schools in the state, thereby adjusts the funding for free ...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Leroy F. Green School Facilities Act of 1998 (SB 15)|
Title 2 CCR 1859.2 - 1859.171
Establishes emergency rules concerning the Leroy F. Green School Facilities Act of 1998 - Charter School Program. Provides funding to qualifying entities for the purpose of establishing school facilities for charter school pupils. CALIFORNIA REG 15988 (SN) htt...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School Finance; Enrollment Calculations; Charter School Contracts|
Concerns the financing of public schools; relates to calculations of pupil enrollment; relates to charter school contracts. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/28517E5E9054E56887256E0400738CE5?Open&file=1397_enr.pdf...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Amends Charter Schools law|
Authorizes the state department to allocate funds on a per-pupil basis for purposes of providing matching funds for the federal State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program created by the No Child Left Behind Act. Changes the notice necessary to de...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Deletes repealer on authorization of charter schools.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||State Board for Charter Schools|
Amends the membership of the State Board for Charter Schools to include at least one resident of an Indian reservation, a charter school teacher, and an operator of a charter school. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
From the fiscal note: Requires charter schools to administer state value-added testing for their students. Current law, T.C.A. 49-13-111(a)(2), provides that a public charter school shall meet the same performance standards and requirements adopted by the stat...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||New Century Conversion Charter Schools Personnel|
Continues existing civil service rights, privileges, and benefits to applicable personnel in new century conversion charter schools. Requires employees hired subsequent to conversion to have civil service status. Authorizes employees of new century conversion ...
|WI||Vetoed 04/2004||P-12||Charter Schools Established by Colleges|
From Legislative Reference Bureau analysis: Under current law, school boards may enter into contracts with individuals,
groups, businesses, or governmental bodies to establish charter schools, which operate with fewer constraints than traditional public school...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Allows the sponsor of a charter school to direct the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to withhold a portion of state aid if the charter school is out of compliance with federal law, state law or with the charter; amends provisions regarding daily membersh...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||State Board Response Deadline|
Changes from April 1 to April 15 the date by which the state board must notify local boards and charter school petitioners of the approval or disapproval of an application. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/2558.pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter School Excellence and Accountability Act|
Requires charter school applications to disclose any ownership or financial interest in the public charter school, by the charter applicant and the governing body, administrators, and other personnel of the proposed public charter school, and requires that the...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School District or Charter School Procurement|
Concerns school district and charter school procurement; concerns contracts for materials and services the governing board may authorize for purchase which do not comply with requirements of procurement rules adopted by the State Board of Education; specifies ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter School Teacher Employment|
Amends existing law to require that employment of charter school teachers and administrators shall be on written contract in a form as approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction conditioned upon a valid certificate being held by such profession...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter School Transportation|
Amends existing law relating to charter schools to authorize advance payment of a portion of estimated transportation costs. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1347.html#billtext...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter School Incorporation|
Amends existing law to require that each petition submitted to convert an existing school or to establish a new charter school shall contain a copy of the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the nonprofit corporation. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1361.ht...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Adds to and amends existing law relating to the public charter schools to provide transportation reimbursement for public virtual schools; clarifies computation of support units for charter schools formed by conversion of an existing traditional public school;...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to public charter schools; revises limits on the number of public charter schools; governs methods of forming a public charter school; provides additional limitations on authorizing a charter; provides rules to be adopted by the State Board of Educatio...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Amends existing law to provide criteria governing the attendance area of a charter school. The attendance area of a charter
school shall be composed of compact and contiguous area. For the purposes of this section, if services are available to students
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Charter School Employees|
Modifies the State System of Public Education Code and the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act to amend employee benefit provisions for charter schools; allows a charter school applying for sponsorship to make an election of nonparticipation in the...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
Provides for the procedures, rules and responsibilities for the development of a charter school within the State. http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2003-04/House/2275-2299/2295-s2_sl.pdf...
|WI||Vetoed 03/2004||P-12||Independent Charter Schools|
Relates to eligibility to attend an independent charter school and payments made to independent charter schools....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Charter School Governance|
This bill creates the State Charter School Board consisting of seven members appointed by the governor; specifies the powers and duties of the State Charter School Board, including the power to: authorize and promote the establishment of charter schools, subje...
|UT||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Comprehensive Guidance Program|
Provides Comprehensive Guidance funding for charter schools and adjusts the funding base slightly for all schools. UTAH REG 26850 (SN)...
|CA||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Regular Average Daily Attendance for Charter Schools|
Title 5 CCR 11960
Amends rule to provide that a pupil over the age of 19 years may generate attendance for apportionment purposes in a charter school only if the pupil was enrolled in public school in pursuit of a high school diploma or in keeping with an individualized educati...
|GA||Adopted 02/2004||P-12||Charter School Grants|
GAC 160-1-4-.155, .255, .267
Submits rules regarding charter school planning grants, implementation grants and dissemination grants. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=GEORGIA_DEPARTMENT_OF_EDUCATION%2Findex.html&d=1...
|AR||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||School for Math, Science, and Art|
Provides for the State School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts; provides the University of Arkansas may petition the State Board of Education for the school to receive charter school status. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB10...
|UT||Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Charter School Revolving Loan Fund|
Provides procedures and standards for eligible charter schools to apply for and receive loans to pay for the costs of constructing, renovating, and purchasing charter school facilities. UTAH REG 26654 (SN)...
|WI||Vetoed 11/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to charter schools located in a 1st class city school district....
|UT||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Amends rules to provide for timeline changes that allow more flexibility for charter school applicants, terminology changes, and changes to the source of funding language. UTAH REG 26602 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Specifies oversight duties of a chartering authority with respect to a charter school under its authority. Repeals Instructional Time and Staff Development Program provisions as they apply to charter schools. Repeals provisions relating to charter school appli...
|MI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 10/2003||P-12|
|Charter School Law|
Provides for revisions to charter school law with respect to oversight and regulations; provides for the creation of high school academies operated by nonprofit corporations under contract with a state institution of higher education.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||School Facilities|
Sets forth the manner of funding charter school facilities under the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004 by the State Allocation Board and the California School Finance Authority. Allows an additional apportionment to be made, ...
|IA||Adopted 09/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Iowa Admin. Code 281-68.1 (256F)
Adds a new chapter to implement Iowa Code Sec. 256F. Addresses review of two types of applications: planning and charter status. Requires that the department rank applications on a point system, with maximum points of 100. Specifies criteria for scoring. Assig...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School Aid|
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 8b. (1) The department shall assign a district code to each public school academy that is authorized under the revised school code and is eligible to receive funding under this act within 30 days after a contract is submitted to the department by the auth...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||State Charter School Office Staffing|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 601. (1) From the amount appropriated in part 1 for education options, charters, and choice, there is allocated $350,000.00 and 3.5 FTE positions to operate a charter school office to administer charter school legislation and associated regulations, and t...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Educational Reviews|
Authorizes the state board of education to grant or renew certain charter schools; requires review of certain charter schools....
|NH||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Establishes a 10-year pilot program for the approval of up to 20 charter schools by the state Board of Education; provides that funding for charter schools shall be through reimbursement anticipation notes or cash tuition payments directly payable to the chart...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Charter School Teacher Scholarships|
Clarifies that teachers teaching full time at a charter school are eligible for the critical need scholarships; clarifies that the eligibility criteria for the scholarship is cumulative and that a teacher must hold a limited standard, temporary or emergency ce...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Professional Incentive Programs|
Relates to the Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program for loan forgiveness to encourage academically talented residents to pursue teaching careers in a Delaware public school; expands eligibility to teachers in charter schools and teachers who provide contract ...
|OH||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Community Schools|
OAC 3301-102-01 thru -07
Establishes rules relating to community schools. Provides for approval of sponsors, sponsorship agreement, reporting requirements for all sponsors, payments, adjustments and deductions for community schools, and revocation of sponsorship authority. OHIO REG 10...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Appropriations Bill|
Eliminates the requirement that the General Assembly recalculate the base funding amount every six years.
Eliminates school districts ability to calculate their student enrollment on a three year rolling basis.
Requires the Department to de...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Establishes the charter school education agency to be administratively attached to the Board of Education; provides for an executive director and staff for the office; requires BOE to submit a budget that provides equal per pupil funding as that of Department ...
|TX||to governor 06/2003||P-12||Academic Achievement in Public Schools|
Provides alternate certification procedures for a charter school; provides for parental choice; provides for charter school teacher participation in the Teacher Retirement System; provides for teacher training consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act; prov...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Members of Charter School Governing Boards and Compliance with Charter School Laws|
Prohibits a charter school from employing any member of the governing or management board of such school. Prohibits more than 20% of the members of a charter school's governing or management board from being members of the same immediate family. Requires chart...
|AZ||Line item vetoed 06/2003||P-12|
|Budget Reconciliation Education|
Creates budget reconciliation for education and includes the following provisions: Prohibits the State Board of Education from sponsoring additional charter schools in FY 2003-04, and requires the State Board for Charter Schools to provide oversight for existi...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Charter School Grant Program|
Repeals the Charter School Grant Program; takes effect only if the state has received federal funding for charter school start-up costs that equals or exceeds the funding provided by the state for charter school start-up costs in fiscal year 2003. ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Charter Schools Authorizer Exemption|
Exempts public charter schools that are operated by school district from requirement that public charter school must be established as nonprofit organization. Declares emergency, effective on passage....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
Requires emphasis on reading; requires certain accountability measures; eliminates the limitations on the number of charter schools per school district; authorizes community colleges to operate charter schools that provide students with the option of receiving...
|TX||To governor 06/2003||P-12||Authority to grant a charter|
S.B. 1108 (Section 12.0521)
Allows school boards or the governing body of a home-rule school district to grant a charter for: (1) a new district campus; or (2) a program that is operated: (A) by an entity that has entered into a contract with the district under Section 11.157 to pro...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Adds provision that unless the commissioner has specific cause to conduct an additional audit, the commissioner may not conduct more than one on-site audit under Section 12.1163 during any fiscal year, including any financial and administrative records. For pu...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Open Enrollment Charter School|
Currently, charter school contracts stipulate the maximum allowable enrollment of a particular charter school. In compliance with this contract, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is authorized to recover excess funds when a charter school exceeds the contract e...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public School Disciplinary Action|
Under current law, if a disciplinary action is being taken against a student who is transferring from a charter school to a public school, the charter school is not required to send a copy of the student's order of disciplinary action to the public school. As ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Effective 2003-04 school year and thereafter, requires recitation of the pledge of allegiance in all public schools, including charter schools, at least once a week. Allows a local board or charter school board of directors to waive this requirement by annual ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public Charter School Act|
Establishes the Maryland Public Charter School Program. Defines public charter school. Designates local board of education as the primary public chartering authority for granting a charter. Designates as the secondary public chartering authority the state boar...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Charter School Capital Construction Financing|
Concerns the financing of capital construction for qualified charter schools that have bonds issued on their behalf by the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/6218A4F4A2D0D87687256C5...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Social Security for Charter School Employees|
Requires public charter schools to enter into agreements with the commissioner of social security to ensure that the benefits of the federal old-age and survivors' insurance system are extended to eligible employees of the charter school. http://www.legislatur...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Open Enrollment Charter School|
Relates to the use of municipal funds for the acquisition of land or acquisition, construction, expansion, or renovation of facilities for an open- enrollment charter school....
|NC||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Charter Schools and State Retirement|
Authorizes certain charter schools to elect to participate in the teachers' and State employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and State employees' comprehensive major medical plan; assesses interest on premium payments not remitted by cha...
|TX||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||Charter Schools General Provisions|
19 TAC 100.1011
Amends rules concerning general provisions for charter schools. Defines the role of shared services cooperative as it relates to charter school board and officer training. Includes details relating to contractual agreements. TEXAS REG 85430 (SN)...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Transfer of Failed School or Failed Charter to Recovery School District|
Specifies that any elementary or secondary school found academically unacceptable under the state school accountability system must be designated a "failed school." If the local board 1) does not present the state board with a plan to reconstitute the failed ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Electronic Bidding|
Requires the State Board of Education (SBE) to adopt rules for the procurement of goods and information services by school districts and charter schools using electronic online bidding. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2376 ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Requires the department of education to distribute tuition support and other state funding to a charter school at the same time and in the same manner as it distributes funding to school corporations; provides that the governing body of a school corporation sh...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to charter school finance; clarifies enrollment status of student enrolled in a charter school and a non-charter public school, provides for sponsorship of a charter school by a school district. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Nu...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Public Charter School Pilot Program|
Requires the state board to apply for a federal grant under the No Child Left Behind Act to provide financial assistance in planning, designing and implementing the pilot charter school program in the state. Changes charter school pilot program repealer from 2...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Charter School Property Tax Exemption|
Amends existing law to provide that property used primarily for charter school purposes is exempt
from property taxation; and to provide for the assessment of property used for charter school purposes
and business purposes. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0255...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Schools|
Removes the prohibition on establishing a conversion community school as an Internet-or computer-based community school; permits school districts and nonpublic schools to count any hours or partial hours after March 1, 2003, that schools are in session beyond ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Minimum School Program Act Amendments|
This act modifies the State System of Public Education Code by providing funding for the Minimum School Program and school building aid programs. This act establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2003-04 of...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Unsatisfactory Schools Classification; Charter School Proposals|
Concerns modifications for notifying schools districts of unsatisfactory schools. Concerns deadlines for charter school proposals. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.nsf...
|IL||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Chicago Educational Labor Relations|
Provides that amendatory Act may be referred to as the Chicago Education Reform Act of 2003. Amends requirements for Chicago area charter schools. Amends the School Code and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Requires the Chicago Board of Education ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Charter School Amendment|
Expands the number of charter schools that the Board of Education may sponsor; removes enrollment limitations on charter schools sponsored by local school boards; specifies requirements for charter schools; expands a school building loan program to include cha...
|WY||Rule Adoption 03/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Pertains to charter schools, and applicable federal rules on federal allocated grants pass-through to charter schools. Clarifies appeals, waivers and annual reporting requirements. WYOMING REG 4324 (SN)...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Charter School Amendments|
Part of this Act amends 21-3-303. Charter school applications must include a financial feasibility statement
of charter school viability following the first three (3) years of charter school operation. Also amends finance provisions. http://legisweb.state.w...
|NV||Adopted 02/2003||P-12||Charter Schools|
Establishes temporary rules revising various provisions concerning charter schools. Specifies the following: application to form charter school, required forms, dates for submission, restrictions, inclusion of information regarding educational program, inclusi...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2003||P-12||Charter School Facilities Program|
Title 4 CCR 10151 thru 10162
Establishes emergency rules concerning requirements for financing charter school construction projects, pursuant to Charter School Facilities Program. CALIFORNIA REG 15069 (SN)...
|OH||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12||Community Schools; E-Schools; At-Risk Funding|
Provides procedures for the expansion of sponsorship of community schools to certain school districts; creates a Community School Revolving Loan Fund and Community School Security Fund; requires a study of E-schools; related to Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid p...
|NY||Vetoed 12/2002||P-12||Public Hearings on Charters|
Requires that public hearings be held to solicit comments from the community concerning the issuance or renewal of a charter; changes such meetings from being permissive to mandatory....
|UT||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Charter Schools|
Amends rules to provide for a timeline for charter schools to apply for sponsorship to local boards and the state board, to provide a formula for funding charter schools as required by law. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-470.htm UTAH REG 25...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Notification of Enrollment Eligibility|
Requires state commissioner, upon application for a charter school, to notify the members of the legislature, school superintendents, mayors and governing bodies of all legislative districts, school districts or municipalities in which there are students who w...
|NJ||Adopted 10/2002||P-12||Charter Schools STATE ID: 34 NJR 2920|
NJAC 6A:11, 6A:11-1.1 thru 6A:11-7.1 (non seq)
Establishes rules pertaining to charter schools. Provides definition of terms. Specifies: application and approval, reporting, renewal, probation and revocation, appeal and amendment process, School Ethics Act, certification requirements for staff and streamli...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Charter School Finance|
Requires a local educational agency that sponsors a charter school annually to transfer to each of its charter schools a prescribed amount of funding in lieu of funding available through property taxes. Exempts from this requirement funding for pupils who resi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||New Charter School Requirement|
Requires the petition for the establishment of a charter school to describe how a charter school that will serve high school pupils will inform parents about the transferability and eligibility of courses to other public high schools and to meet college entran...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Charter District Finance Rules|
Makes provisions relating to the calculation of average daily attendance inapplicable for purposes of determining the base revenue limit or block grant average daily attendance for charter school pupils who reside in a school district in which all schools have...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Revenue Limits|
Authorizes the revenue limit of an elementary school district to be determined using either the current or prior year second principal apportionment average daily attendance, whichever is greater, if all the schools in the district were converted to charter sc...
|UT||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Charter School Accountability and Assistance|
Establishes procedures for annual accountability of all charter schools and for on-site reviews of charter schools. UTAH REG 25225 (SN)...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Teachers in Charter Schools|
Permits local flexibility with regards to the hiring of teachers who leave public schools to teach in charter schools....
|GA||Adopted 08/2002||P-12||Charter Schools|
Clarifies rules regarding charter schools. Specifies the following: definitions; role of the local board; role of the state board for locally approved charters; role of the state board for state chartered special schools; charter school petition requirements; ...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 08/2002||P-12||Charter School Financial Reporting|
Requires a charter school to transmit a copy of its annual, independent, financial audit report for the preceding fiscal year to the Controller and the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the charter school is sited....
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Background Checks and Fingerprinting of Charter School Staff|
Requires that upon the conviction of a person of an offense in this title or of any felony, if the person is teaching in a charter school, a copy of the judgment and sentence, and of the opinion of the court or magistrate, if any opinion is filed, shall be sen...
|ID||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12|
Provides that charter school boards of directors are subject to the open meeting law requirements. Amends existing law to clarify application of laws concerning contracts, public documents and other miscellaneous provisions to charter schools and the board of ...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Charter Schools Act|
Enacts the Tennessee Charter Schools Act of 2001. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0850.pdf...
|CA||To governor 06/2002||P-12||Rules for Special Ed. Students at Charter Schools|
Clarifies that a charter school is allowed to report average daily attendance to accommodate eligible pupils who require extended year services as part of an individualized education plan under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act....
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Teacher Leave to Teach at Charter School|
Reduces the leave of absence to one year for any teacher leaving a public school to teach at a charter school. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS141.NSF/vwLegislation/...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Coordination Between Charters and Local Districts|
Improves coordination between local public districts and the entering charter school. It requires that: (1) a certificate of occupancy must be in place by July 1 prior to the opening of the school; (2) charter schools must keep their students for at least one ...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Charter Approvals/ Revocations|
Defines "charter school;" establishes requirements of charter schools. Requires that charter schools be nonsectarian and established as means of providing new opportunities for attaining specified educational goals. Makes state board approval of charter applic...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Charter Schools Law Changes|
Amends the charter school law. In either a new or converted charter school, a teacher teaching in the core academic areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies must be certified in those areas or possess a baccalaureate or graduate...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Finance Bill - Charter Facilities Component|
Creates the "Charter School Facilities Financing Act" to increase charter school access to the school district capital funding and planning process. Requires each school district that is considering submitting a bond question at an upcoming election to invite ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill -- Online Funding Component|
Defines "on-line pupil enrollment" as the number of pupils enrolled, on October 1 in a budget year, in an on-line program, minus any such pupils who were enrolled in any such on-line program for the 2001-02 school year. Modifies the definition of "pupil enroll...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Resolution of Charter School Contract Disputes|
Concerns the resolution of disputes between charter schools and chartering school districts and concerning governing policy provisions; requires parties to use any of specified forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as long as any form chosen by the pa...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Alternative Education Campuses|
Requires state board to establish criteria and application process for a school to be designated an alternative education campus. Mandates that criteria and application process include specified components. Permits charter school meeting criteria to be designa...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Charter School Trustees|
Provides that the Department of Education must keep a record of the trustees who successfully complete an orientation program within 1 year of taking office; makes provisions regarding charter schools. Provides that a trustee or county board member who fails ...
|NH||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||Charter Schools|
Establishes a 10-year pilot program for the approval of up to 2 charter schools per year by the state board of education and creates certain exemptions from existing law relative to the approval process, while subjecting charter schools approved by the state b...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Specifies that until July 1, 2004, a charter school shall be treated as a school district for purposes of the State School Fund. http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/ab_168_bill_20020510_chaptered.html...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Charter Schools, ESL Services, Charter Technical Career Centers|
Creates new section on charter school capital outlay. According to legislative summary, bill "requires the full-credit for teaching service to apply to experience in charter schools, either in-state or out-of-state" and revises charter school purposes "to incl...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Charter School Funding and Teacher Status|
States that teachers at charter schools are to receive probationary and tenure status and seniority provided that they fill the requirements for regular school teachers.; changes per-pupil funding allocation for charter schools. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/s...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Pilot Charter School Program|
Establishes pilot charter school program in Iowa; establishes procedures for approval/denial of charter school applications; establishes requirements of charter schools; establishes conditions and procedures for nonrenewal or revocation of contract; and charte...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Revisions to Georgia Charter Schools Act of 1998|
Amend Article 31 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Charter Schools Act of 1998," so as to revise extensively and comprehensively; to delete the legislative intent; to change and add definitions; to clarify differences bet...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Charter Schools|
Clarifies that institutions of higher education may submit applications to form charter schools, requires all school boards to accept and review public charter school applications, to report the acceptance or denial of applications to the state board, and requ...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||New Century Conversion Charter Schools|
Allows a nonprofit organization to manage and operate a new century conversion charter school as a division of the nonprofit organization, in which the charter school's local school board would consist of the board of directors of the nonprofit organization. h...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Charter School Application Deadlines|
Allows local boards to determine deadlines for submission of charter school application; deadline must fall between August 15 and October 1. Requires local board, prior to any change in the application deadline, to send a certified letter to each charter schoo...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education; increases the number of charter schools that may be sponsored by the State Board of Education; modifies requirements pertaining to the enrollment of students in charter schools; requires the ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
Relates to dually enrolled students to clarify what constitutes demonstration of academic proficiency to establish eligibility for a non-public school student or public charter school student to participate in public school non-academic activities....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
Clarifies that charter schools are required to comply with the general education laws of the state unless specifically directed otherwise in public charter school law....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Charter School Proposals and Finance|
Makes specifications as regards charter school finance and required minimum contents of charter school proposals. Requires charter school sponsor to notify charter school organizer of acceptance or rejection of school proposal within 60 days of organizer's sub...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Modifies Charter Schools Law|
Modifies the charter schools statutes by requiring the Board of Education to add the number of charters denied to its annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly and by clarifying that institutions of higher education may submit charter applications...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Charter School Construction|
Permits charter schools to construct facilities with federal funds....
|NC||Signed into law 11/2001||P-12||Teachers for Charter Schools|
Permits local flexibility with regards to the hiring of teachers who leave public schools to teach in charter schools; authorizes certain charter schools to elect to participate in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement Systems. Session Law 462....
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 09/2001||P-12||Reporting for Charter Schools|
Chapter No.344, Requires a charter school to transmit a copy of its annual, independent, financial audit report for the preceding fiscal year to its chartering entity and the State Department of Education by December 15 of each year. Provides that the charter ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Charter School funding issues|
Authorizes a charter school that has an approved charter to receive funding for nonclassroom-based instruction only if a determination for funding is made by the Board of Education. Establishes the Charter School Facility Grant Program for the purpose of provi...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Amends Charter Law|
Prohibits charter school employees from serving on districts school board; directs the State Board of Education to grant waiver of public charter school laws upon joint application of school and district school board; prohibits public charter school employees ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Charter Schools - Closure and Failure to Open Obligations|
Requires charter schools that fail to open or that close for any reason to refund all cash on hand to the state or local school district....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Charter School Procedures and Litigation|
, Relates to the chartering process for charter schools, procedures for application and budget submission to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, funding adjustments and allocations, litigation costs, pupil counts, and exemptions; provides th...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||At-Risk Student Enrollment in Charter Schools|
Relates to requirements for enrolling at-risk pupils in certain charter schools in certain parishes. For Type 2, Type 3, and Type 4 charter schools in any parish having a population of between 20,000 and 521,000 according to the most recent census, the percent...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Changes in Charter School Legislation|
This Bill clarifies ambiguity in the original charter school legislation. It provides a more appropriate means by which charter approving authorities can manage the charter school programs and more clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of those partie...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Increase the Number of Charter Schools|
Increases the number of charter schools in the state from 30 to 60 and extends their contracts from 5 years to 10 years....
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Amends Charter Schools Law, Programs of Distance Education|
Prohibits an existing public school or home school from converting to a charter school; prohibits charter schools from operating for profit; creates the fund for charter schools; provides for the sponsorship of charter schools by the state board of education; ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Criteria for Charter Proposals|
Changes criteria that State Board of Education may use to reject public charter school proposal during review process....
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Revisions to Charter Schools Law|
Revises provisions governing the reemployment of employees of a charter school by a school district; provides that a certain percentage of the apportionment from the state distributive school account must be set aside and paid to the school district that spons...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2001||P-12||Open Enrollment Charter Schools|
Authorizes establishment of open enrollment charter schools. Includes a provision that the state board may grant a charter on the application of a public senior college or university for an open-enrollment charter school to operate on the campus of the public...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Charter School Provisions|
Amends and reenacts R. S. 17:3997(A)(1), relative to charter school employees; to provide for the authority of a charter school to employ faculty and staff; to permit certain contracts between a nonprofit organization and a for-profit organization to manage a ...
|PA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Independent Schools|
A school district may designate any school of the district as an independent school operating under an agreement with the board that grants operational control to the governing body of the independent school. The composition of the governing body is establish...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Charter School Law Changes|
This bill revises the state charter school law, including the establishment of New Century Charter Schools. This legislation can be found below....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Charter Schools Established in Indiana|
Creates new section establishing charter schools in the state. Permits mayor of Indianapolis to serve as a sponsor of a charter school within the city. However, before issuance of charter, mayor must receive Indianapolis City Council approval for establishment...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Limited Charter Schools|
This legislation creates "Limited Charter Schools" in the state. The relevant legislation can be found at the bottom....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Charter schools pilot program authorization|
Reenacts sections 37-28-1 through 37-28-21, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, which establishes the procedure for public schools to apply for and be granted charter school status by authorizing the State Board of Education to establish a pilot program of six local cha...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Advanced Payments to Charters|
Authorizes advance payment of a portion of a charter school's estimated annual apportionment under specified conditions....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Charter School Applications|
Relates to charter schools; clarifies that, prior to receiving applications for any public charter school, a local school board must provide public notice of its intent to accept or not to accept applications for public school charters and may, upon providing ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Charters No Longer Pilot|
Removes the pilot program status of charter schools....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Charter School Transportation|
A charter school must negotiate with a local school district to provide transportation to students eligible for transportation under the provisions of the Public School Code. The local school district, in conjunction with the charter school, must establish a l...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Charter School Reporting|
Requires public charter schools to prepare and submit audit reports and to annually file financial and statistical reports with the State Department of Education according to the same accounting standards, categories and procedures used for other public school...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Admission preference areas for charter schools|
Provides that a new or conversion charter school shall specify an attendance area for admission preference to students within that area....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Approval of Charters|
Provides for appeal to the State Board of Education of a decision not to approve the revision of a charter school's charter....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Charter Applications|
S.B. 1393, H.B. 2439
Eliminates the now outdated requirement that a local school board must provide public notice by December 31, 2000, of its intent to accept or not to accept applications for public charter schools. The bill provides the school boards must, prior to receiving ap...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Amends Charter Schools Law|
Relates to charter schools; modifies provisions for establishment and operation of charter schools; specifies funding provisions; repeals existing charter school provisions....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Charter Schools and Desegregation|
Amends the selection process for admission to a Charter school in a school district under court ordered desegregation....
|NJ||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Charter Schools Funding, Evaluation|
Establishes required funding level for charter school students; revises procedure for evaluation of the charter school program....
|WA||Unofficially rejected by voters 11/2000||P-12||Charter Schools|
INITIATIVE 729 Authorizes school districts and public universities to sponsor charter public schools; states that the charter schools would be run by nonprofit corporations, accountable to their sponsors for financial and academic performance, but operated ind...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12|
|Petitions for Charters and Passage of School Bonds|
Requires the State Board of Education to develop criteria for the review and approval of charter school petitions. Makes technical revisions relating to passage of local school bond measures. Prohibits issuance of the bonds unless the property tax rate levied...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Waivers for Charter Schools|
Chapter No.464, Authorizes the governing board of a charter school to request, and the State Board of Education to approve, a waiver of any otherwise applicable provisions of the Education Code until 07/01/05. Requires the charter school to submit its applicat...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||State Power to Grant Charter Schools; Transportation for Charter Schools|
Chapter No. 227 of 2000., Relates to charter schools; provides that the Board of Education shall make the final determination on granting charter school status and may condition charters on the applicant's taking certain actions or maintaining certain conditio...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Charter School Authorizing Agencies|
Authorizes a charter school, that was not granted a renewal by the chartering agency, to submit an application for renewal pursuant to the procedures pertaining to a denial of a petition for establishment of a charter school....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Charter Schools dealing with Special Ed. Students|
Chapter No. 88; Prohibits the denial of a petition for the establishment of a charter school based on the actual or potential costs of serving individuals with exceptional needs. Clarifies that this prohibition shall not be construed to prevent a school distri...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Charter School Revision|
Session Law Number 72. Exempts from tax motor fuel sold to charter schools; defines charter school board as nonprofit corporation with charter to operate charter school....
|NH||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Charter School Revisions|
Establishes a committee to study application procedures relative to charter schools and the admission preferences used in charter schools and open enrollment school districts....
|DE||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Charter School Admission|
Allows the children of charter school employees who are permanent and work at least 30.00 hours per week during the school year to be given preference in admission to the charter school; gives charter schools the same opportunity as local school districts....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Charter School Rules|
306., Provides an exemption from ad valorem taxes for facilities used to house charter schools; provides for the cancellation of certain taxes on real property acquired by a charter school governing board; prohibits reprisals against district school board empl...
|WA||Rejected by voters 06/2000||P-12||Ballot Initiative: Charter Schools|
INITIATIVE 729; Authorizes school districts and public universities to sponsor charter public schools; states the charter schools would be run by nonprofit corporations, accountable to their sponsors for financial and academic performance, but operated indepen...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Charter School Admissions|
Allows a charter school to give preference to children of the founders of the charter school so long as they constitute no more than 5% of the school's total student population....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Charter School Administration|
171., Implements the 2000-2001 Budget Act; allocates moneys provided for workforce development; provides for budget amendment when program is moved; relates to funding for exceptional student programs; provides for funding Medicaid disproportionate share for m...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Formation of Charter Schools|
Provides legal protection for new century charter school boards; allows groups of teachers at a school to form a charter school; requires the auditor to consider the advice of the superintendent and local school boards in setting the allocation for new century...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Charter School Changes, Capital Reserve Usage|
Concerns public schools; authorizes charter schools to impose fees for excess transportation costs and to engage in the building, planning and inspection process; authorizes public schools to use capital reserve fund expenditures for certain purposes....
|PA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
Act No. 16 of 2000., Amends the Public School Code. Provides funding for basic education, services to nonpublic schools, special education, professional development, school lunch and breakfast programs, higher education, full-time student community college rei...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Modifies Charter Schools Law|
Chapter No. 19; Relates to existing law which provides that a charter school that serves at-risk pupils and operates under a charter approved before 06/01/97, in the county of Los Angeles may continue to operate until 06/30/99. Extends the date until 06/30/03....
|KS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Modifies Number of Charter Schools|
Concerns charter schools; increases the number of such schools authorized to be operated in the state....
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Causes for Nonrenewal or Termination of Charter School Contract|
In lieu of a charter school's dissolution based on contract termination, the commissioner may approve the decision of a different eligible sponsor to authorize the school. Allows the commissioner, after providing reasonable notice, to terminate the existing re...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Admissions Policies at Charter Schools|
Charter schools must give enrollment preference to residents of a town if the school is the only one located in the town serving a particular grade level. If a pupil lives within two miles of a charter school and the next closest public school is more than fiv...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Charter School Sponsors|
Expands the list of potential sponsors to include a charitable organization. Also clarifies that a charter school sponsor may be a Minnesota private college that grants two or four-year degrees and is registered with the Higher Education Services Office....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Charter School Sanctions|
Allows a sponsor of a charter school to request that the State Board of Education withhold state aid monies from a charter school if the charter school is not in compliance with state law or its charter; authorizes a charter school sponsor to request that the ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Charter School Requirements|
Relates to school district budgets; relates to charter school applications and requirements; specifies that the charter of a charter school is subject to the same electronic data submission requirements as a school district; defines the term submit electronica...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Charter School Independence|
Clarifies that public charter schools operate independently from the existing school district structure and any local board of trustees and are responsible for their own operations; clarifies admission procedures with regard to over enrollment....
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Charter School Loans|
Authorizes the Board of Directors of a charter school to borrow money as a nonprofit corporation to finance the purchase of school building facilities and, subject to the terms of such a contractual agreement, the board may use the facility as collateral for t...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Revision of the Proprietary School Law|
Makes several changes to the "Proprietary School Law" including the fact that it allows for proprietary certificates to be good for two years instead of one, and it provides for a punishment for schools that do not keep records of their students....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Regional Charter Schools|
Authorizes the creation of regional charter schools, operated by two or more school boards, which may be chartered directly by the participating school boards or by the Board of Education with the concurrence of the participating school boards; permits judicia...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Business Plan for Charter Schools|
Requires an applicant seeking to establish a charter school and an application for renewal of a charter to submit a detailed business plan; prevents school districts from sponsoring charter schools located outside the geographic boundaries of the school distri...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Regional Charter Schools|
Authorizes the creation of regional charter schools, operated by 2 or more school boards, which may be chartered directly by the participating school boards or by the Board of Education with the concurrence of the participating school boards; allows the Board ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Charter School Admissions|
Relates to charter school enrollment procedures....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Charter Schools|
Allows the State Board of Education to grant a charter school petition if the local board of education refuses. The State Board of Education can call for a local tax referendum to support the charter school. Charter schools shall be subject to all the provisio...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Residential Charter Schools|
Permits the creation of residential charter schools for at-risk students by a single school division or by two or more school divisions as a joint school; provides that applications for residential charter schools are to include a description of the residentia...
|NM||Died 02/2000||P-12||Charter School Start-Ups|
Provides for start-up charter schools to be funded according to current year membership....