|RI||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Requires school committees to adopt a board of regents approved budget model to include a distinct line item for payments to charter schools. Requires that the department of elementary and secondary education provide the general assembly with the calculation ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Charter School Financing|
Provides that if a charter school dismisses a pupil from the charter school after receiving a quarterly payment from the school district, the charter school must return to the school district the prorated portion of public funding for the time the student is ...
|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.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Charter Schools and Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation|
H.B. 5101 - Charter Schools and Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
Section 7: Provides that charter schools are entitled to the Florida digital classrooms allocation. Amends provisions relating to the use of the services fee for virtual charter schools; provides this fee may cover cost of implementing the district's digital c...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Financing Of Public Schools|
Sets the statewide base per pupil funding amount for the 2014-15 budget year at $6,121, which is an inflationary increase of 2.8%. Clarifies the method used to calculate the cost-of-living factor in years when average teacher salaries either de...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||School Dist & Charter School Mill Levy Overrides|
Requires a school district that authorizes a charter school to include the charter school in the planning process to seek voter approval for additional local revenues to meet operating expenses. If the school district has a planning committee to address additi...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Charter School Revolving Loan Fund and Charter School Security Fund (education finance omnibus)|
A.B. 86 - Charter School Finance
From bill summary: Transfers administration of the Charter School Revolving Loan Fund and the Charter School Security Fund from the department of education to the California School Finance Authority commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year. Revises and recasts ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Calculating Charter School ADA (education finance omnibus)|
A.B. 86 - Calculating Charter School ADA
From bill summary: Revise certain procedures for the calculation of average daily attendance for the purpose of funding charter schools. Specifically prohibits a charter school pupil from generating more than one day of attendance in a calendar day. http://www...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Reimbursement of Charter Schools for Federal Funds|
S.B. 1108 - Reimbursement of Charter Schools for Federal Funds
Provides that unless otherwise mutually agreed to by the charter school and its sponsor, the sponsor must reimburse the charter school each month for all invoices submitted by the charter school for federal funds available to the sponsor for the benefit of the...
|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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||K-12 Education Budget Adjustments|
Caps District Additional Assistance at $5,000,000. Increases Charter Additional Assistance by 1.8%. Repeals the Early Graduation Scholarship Program. Revises the definition of accommodation school and amends language for computing state aid to accommodation sc...
|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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Guarantee of Refunding or Refinanced Charter School Bonds|
From fiscal note: Allows for refunding or refinanced bonds issued by an open-enrollment charter school to be guaranteed by the Permanent School Fund through the bond guarantee program, up to one-half of the total amount available for the guarantee of charter d...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Financial Reporting for Charter Schools|
Addresses financial reporting for districts and charter schools. Requires districts to maintain a financial reporting system that details revenue and expenditures for charters in their district.
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Task Force on Charter School Funding|
Resolves that a Task Force on Charter School Funding be created to examine charter school funding issues. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to issue a report making recommendations on changes to state law with regard to charter school funding by J...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
Makes charter schools eligible for grants from the State Public Common School Building Equalization Fund. Adds provision that grants be awarded only to charter schools which have secured matching funds for the specific purpose of acquiring buildings in an amou...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Financing Of Public Schools|
S.B. 260 - Financing Of Public Schools
From fiscal note:
- Establishes a minimum funded pupil count of 50 for each district.
- Changes total program funding by an indeterminate amount depending on the value of the negative factor.
- Increases charter school capital construction funding by $1 mill...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Distribution of Facility Funds to Public Charter Schools|
Amends existing law so that the department of education will distribute facility funds to public charter schools for each enrolled student in which a majority of the student's instruction is received at a facility that is owned or leased by the public charter ...
|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...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Charter Schools Federal Grant Requirements|
Requires a locally chartered charter school to verify to its chartering authority that it has met federal grant compliance requirements.
|CO||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Institute Charter School Assistance Fund|
From fiscal note: Changes the way in which money is transferred to the Institute Charter School Assistance Fund (assistance fund), increases the discretion of the Charter School Institute (CSI) when allocating grant money from the assistance fund, and changes ...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2013||P-12||School Leases and Interest Conflict|
From bill analysis: Amends the charter schools act to allow the "public school capital outlay council (PSCOC) to approve" a school district's lease of available facilities to charter schools within the same geographical region "at the local market rate". Requi...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2013||P-12||Public School Capital Outlay Lease Payments|
Amends the Public School Capital Outlay Act, removing the statutory requirement to increase lease assistance payments by the consumer price index (CPI) annually. The Public School Capital Outlay Council will decide whether to increase lease assistance payments...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Charter School Is LEA for Purposes of Repaying Certain Funds|
A.B. 2662 - Charter School Is LEA for Purposes of Repaying Certain Funds
From bill summary: Specifies that a charter school is a local educational agency (LEA) for purposes of provisions regarding LEA repayment (1) of funds received on the basis of average daily attendance that did not comply with statutory or regulatory requiremen...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Charter School Proposed Alteration of District Property|
From bill summary: Requires a charter school, if it applies for the federal qualified school construction bond volume cap, or any other federal bond borrowing authority, to notify, in writing and at least 30 days before submitting the application, the district...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Charter School Finance and Facilities|
S.B. 1016 - Charter School Finance and Facilities
From sections 1, 25.1, 25.3, 25.5, 25.7, 25.9, 33, 41, 42 of bill summary:
Until July 1, 2017, authorizes a county board of education, subject to the concurrence of the county superintendent of schools, to loan moneys from the proceeds of revenue anticipatio...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Charter School Borrowing|
S.B. 1016 - Charter School Borrowing
From section 54 of bill summary: Permits a charter school to borrow and expend borrowed funds, and be subject to certain indebtedness provisions, in the same manner as a school district or county board of education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen...
|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 ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Charter School Debt for Construction|
Authorizes chartered public schools to incur long-term debt for the purpose of purchasing buildings or land or for new construction or renovations.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Charter School Facilities Funding|
The bill extends the time for the notice from 3 to 4 months for a charter school to give notice of intent to apply for financial assistance through the building excellent schools today (BEST) program. The bill changes the factors that apply to charter school a...
|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.
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Shared Time Aid|
Provides that the resident district of a a shared time pupil taking classes in a charter school must grant the charter school permission to claim the pupil for state aid purposes.Requires state aid be paid to the charter school, and if the resident district ag...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Charter School Administrative Fee|
H.B. 5101 - Charter School Administrative Fee
From bill analysis: Reduces the 5% charter school administrative fee charged by school districts for schools that have an exceptional student enrollment that is 75% or greater of the total school enrollment. Bases the fee for affected schools on unweighted FTE...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Nonpublic to Public Student Records Transfer, Charter Start-up Grants|
Requires an accredited nonpublic school to provide sufficient verbal information to permit a requesting school to which a child transfers to make an appropriate placement decision when the parent of the child is in breach of a contract that conditions release ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Adoption of Budget for Reorganized School.|
Permits two or more school corporations to publish notices, hold public hearings, and take final action for the adoption of property tax levies, property tax rates, and a budget for the reorganized school corporation after the voters approve a plan of reorgani...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Computation of Attendance for Certain Students and Classes|
From bill summary: Existing law sets the minimum schoolday in a high school, except certain schools, including a regional occupational center, and except for pupils enrolled in a work experience education program, at 240 minutes.
Existing law, until July 1, 2...
|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...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Start-Up Aid|
Establishes that a charter school in its first year of operation in fiscal year 2012 is not eligible for charter school start-up aid.(Article 2, Sec 44)
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Finance|
S.B. 1 - Charter School Finance
Amends methods of determining funding levels for an open-enrollment charter school.
Pages 138-139 of 263: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/821/billtext/pdf/SB00001F.pdf#navpanes=0...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Differentiated Aid and Education Grant Guidelines|
1. Repeals the calculation and distribution of fiscal capacity disparity aid; 2. Sets the amount of differentiated aid at $1,725 for each pupil eligible for the free or reduced-price meal program; 3. Provides a grant in the amount of $2,000 for chartered publi...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Charter School Finance|
Amended ORS 338.095 to specify requirements of financial management system for public charter school. Requires district extended weighted average daily membership (ADMw) to be calculated separately for students in public charter school and for students in nonc...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Finance|
A.B. 114 - Charter School Finance
From bill summary: Provides that, to the extent funds are provided, for the 2010–11 to the 2014–15 fiscal years, a supplemental categorical block grant is allocated to charter schools commencing operations during or after the 2008–09 fiscal year. Provides that...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Highly Efficient and Highly Effective Schools|
H.B. 153 - Highly Efficient and Highly Effective Schools
Directs the department to develop standards for determining, from existing data, the amount of annual operating expenditures for classroom instructional purposes and for nonclassroom purposes for each school district, each community school that is not an inter...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Lease or Sale of Unused School Facilities|
H.B. 153 - Lease or Sale of Unused School Facilities
Repeals certain language related to unused school property. Adds new language requiring districts to offer unused school facilities (that have not been used for two years) for lease or sale to the governing authorities of community schools located in the schoo...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Enrollment in, State Payments for Student in Cyber Charter|
H.B. 153 - Enrollment in, State Payments for Student in Cyber Charter
Provides that except as otherwise specified, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, any student who completed the prior school year in an Internet- or computer-based community school must be considered to be enrolled in the same school in the subsequent schoo...
|NH||Became law without governor's signature 06/2011||P-12||Charter School Requirements and Tuition|
Permits the state board of education to grant charter status to all applicants that meet the requirements (removing quota of 20 schools during charter pilot begun in 2003). Requires that the state pay tuition for each pupil attending a chartered public school ...
|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...
|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....
|NH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Charter Schools|
Authorizes chartered public schools to receive school building aid grants for leased space.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
Requires charter schools and charter technical career centers to post their financial information on the Transparency Florida website. Requires the Auditor General to annually submit to the Legislature a list of any school districts, charter schools, charter t...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Education Finance Study Commission|
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Charter School Facilities and Closings|
Concerns increasing the state's oversight of the program that allows the financing of capital construction for charter schools. Addresses other aspects of charter funding, including debt reserve. Creates new requirements for revoking or not renewing a charter ...
|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...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter School Finance|
S.B. 2808 - Part A, Sec. 21 and 22
For the 2010-11 through 2012-13 school years, holds the amount paid to districts for charter school enrollment at the 2010-11 school year level. Chapter 58 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S02808&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Property Tax Exemption for Charter Schools|
Provides that, for purposes of a property tax exemption for property of school districts under statute, a charter school is considered to be a school district. Provides that this bill has retrospective operation for a taxable year beginning on or after January...
|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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Charter School Facilities|
Requires charter schools that expect a distribution of property taxes pursuant to the Public School Buildings Act to submit a report to the department and its chartering
authority showing the purposes for which the expected distribution will be expended.
|DE||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Needs-Based Funding|
Allows services for children with disabilities to be funded based on identified individual needs rather than on their classification or placement. The "needs-based" funding system provides more flexibility to districts and charter schools in the provision of s...
|TX||Adopted 01/2011||P-12||Financial Accountability Rating System|
19 TAC 109.1002, 1003, 1004, 1005
From the January 28, 2011 Texas Register: The sections establish provisions that detail the ratings, types of ratings, criteria, reporting and sanctions for the financial accountability rating system. Amendments update the School Financial Integrity Rating Sys...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2010||P-12||Charter School Facility Grant Program|
A.B. 1610 - Charter School Facility Grant Program
From bill summary: Existing law authorizes a local educational agency, including a direct-funded charter school, to apply for any state categorical program funding included in the annual budget act on behalf of a school that begins operation in the 2008–09 to ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Eligibility of Entities for Federal Funding|
From bill analysis: Requires the state board of education to include school districts, county offices of education, charter schools and other agencies deemed eligible pursuant to state and federal law, in any application for federal aid to education, in any al...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Federal Tax Credit Bond Volume Cap|
Authorizes the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California School Financing Authority (CSFA) to assign and distribute the state's 2010 federal tax credit bond volume cap for qualified school construction bonds (QSCB). Authorizes charter schools...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Provides the use of certain local revenues for computing and allocating the per pupil amount provided to all charter schools. Removes provisions requiring certain minimum per pupil funding amounts pursuant to the most recent legislatively approved minimum foun...
|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...
|TX||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Accountability Rating System|
19 TAC 109.1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005
Updates the financial accountability rating system by specifying new provisions that will be implemented beginning with ratings based on data from fiscal year 2008-09, including a new worksheet and calculations. Also incorporates open-enrollment charter school...
|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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Finance|
Provides admission of residents of other school districts; relates to tuition and nonresidents of the state; provides that a school district or a charter school shall not include pupils who are not residents of this state in the district's or charter school's ...
|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.
|CA||Adopted 04/2010||P-12||Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program|
Title 4 CCR Sec(s) 10175, 10176, 10177, 10178, 10179, 10180, 10181,10182, 10185, 10187, 10188, 10190
Relates to the State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program. Adds definitions of "Academic Performance Index Growth" and "Adequate Yearly Progress". Adds language in 10177, "Eligible Applicant" allowing a charter school to appeal any response by th...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Public School Financial Transparency Act|
Enacts the Public School Financial Transparency Act, which requires school districts, district charter schools, boards of cooperative education, the state charter school institute, and institute charter schools to post financial information on-line, in a downl...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||State Reporting of Class Size and Charter School Funding|
Modifies the state superintendent's annual report of the public school system by: (1) requiring reporting of data on average class sizes calculated in accordance with state board of education rule; (2) modifying the reporting of pupil-teacher ratios and (3) de...
|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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||School/Charter Finance and Audit Committees|
Requires local school boards and governing authorities of charter schools to establish finance subcommittees and audit committees. The finance subcommittee shall: (1) make recommendations to the local school board in the following areas: (a) financial planning...
|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...
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 12/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
OAR 581-020-0301, -0333, -0335, -0359, -0380
Requires public charter schools to have a sound financial management system. Provides the minimum requirements for this system.
|CA||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Charter and Critically Overcrowded Facilities Programs|
Title 2 CCR Sec(s) 1859.2, 1859.121, 1859.148.2, 1859.164.2,1859.166.2, 1859.197
Amends rules concerning the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 as it relates to the Charter and Critically Overcrowded School (COS) Facilities programs. Prevents preliminary apportionments from expiring, thereby preserving the ability for school dis...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Charter School Funding Calculations|
Provides that modified funding calculations do not apply to charter schools that convert to charter schools on or after a specified date. Provides for such charter schools to receive general-purpose funding. Declares that these provisions do not preclude a cha...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Charter Schools Transportation|
S.B. 509 - Charter School Transportation
Repeals provision that provides that charter schools are eligible for a transportation allowance to cover the costs of purchasing or renting vehicles, contracting and paying for the transportation of pupils to and from school by a common carrier or a municipal...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter School Finance|
A.B. 2 - Sections 22-24
From legislative analysis:
Existing law establishes the Charter School Facility Grant Program to provide assistance with facilities rent and lease costs for pupils in charter schools by reimbursing charter schools for those expenses. This bill, commencing wit...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Community School Reimbursement for Closure Days|
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.08
Provides that for purposes of calculating full-time equivalency for reimbursement, the department must waive the number of hours or days of learning opportunities not offered to a student because the community school was closed due to disease epidemic, hazardo...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.088, 3365.04, 3365.041, 3365.07, 3365.08, 3365.10 and 3365.12
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1: Adjusts payments to community schools and STEM schools as well as other payments/transfers:
--Sets the formula amount for community schools and STEM schools at $5,718 in FY 2010 and $5,703 in FY 2011, except for comput...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Use of State Funds by Online Charters|
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.085
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Adds computers and software to the instructional items for which Internet or computer-based-community schools (e-schools) may use the per pupil amount of state funds calculated for base classroom teachers. (Current law allows those ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Community School Declared to Be Unauditable|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.80.20
Provides that if the Auditor of State or a public accountant declares a community school (charter school) to be unauditable, the Auditor of State must provide written notification of that declaration to the school, the school's sponsor, and the department of e...
|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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Construction Projects|
H.B. 2424 - Article 30, Section 30-20
Requires school construction projects supported by grants from the Capital Development Board to receive silver certification from the United States Green
Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. Creates new...
|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...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Charter School Finance|
Adjusts method of determining funding for charter schools, effective with the 2011-12 school year.
Page 471 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Charter School Requirements|
Relates to charter schools; provides for a charter technical career center financial recovery plan; provides that charter schools are eligible for federal stimulus moneys and grants; requires full disclosure of the employment of relatives by charter schools; p...
|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||Repeals|
H.B. 3646 - Section 105
Specifies that, among other sections repealed, Sections 30A.153, "Allocation of Funds for Students Enrolled in School Districts and Open-Enrollment Charter Schools" and 30A.154, "Funding for Accelerated Students" are repealed. (Accelerated students are those t...
|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...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Relates to charter and alternative school funding. Provides for student rates. Chapter 9
|CA||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grant|
Title 4 CCR Sections 10175, 10176, 10177, 10182, 10185, 10187, 10188, 10189, 10190
Amends several sections within Title 4 to clarify that charter schools can only receive a State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grant if they've never received one before. In addition to the ongoing calculation for overcrowded school districts, allows the ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Impact Fees|
Enacts a definition of "educational facility" in Utah municipal code. Enacts a definition of "charter school" in Impact Fees Act of Title 11 of Utah Code, Cities, Counties, and Local Taxing Units. Establishes new requirements for impact fees collected on or af...
|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.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Charter School Capital Finance Act|
Establishes the Charter School Capital Finance Act. Directs the state board of education to establish a grant program for qualified charter school contributions, i.e., funds donated by a taxpayer to a qualified charter school organization (501(c)3) for the pur...
|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:
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Charter School Finance|
Relates to the sales tax for educational purposes to authorize local charter schools and state chartered special schools as capital outlay projects for purposes of such tax. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb1065.pdf...
|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 Schools and Cost-Effective Methods of Performing Administrative Functions|
S.B. 2 - Section 14
Encourages charter schools to identify and use cost-effective methods of performing administrative functions, including contracting for administrative services with the State Charter School Board as provided in Section 53A-1a-501.6.
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|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||charter school|
Amends existing law to revise the grounds when written notice is required of defect from an authorized chartering entity to the public charter school; clarifies the conditions under which a charter school is to be issued a notice of defect based on fiscal mana...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Charter school|
Amends existing law to provide for the transfer or conveyance of any real or personal property owned by the school district to any public charter school.
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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 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.
|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.
|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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Charter School Facilities Financing Act|
Creates the State Charter School Financing Authority; defines the authority's powers and duties, including the power to issue obligations
under the Utah Industrial Facilities and Development Act; provides that obligations issued by the authority do not constit...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Public Charter School Fund|
Establishes the Public Charter School Fund for the purposes of establishing or supporting public charter schools in Virginia that stimulate the development of alternative public education programs. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB2311ER...
|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...
|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||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...
|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.
|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...
|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. ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 ...
|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.
|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 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...
|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||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%...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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 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;...
|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)...
|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...
|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)...
|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...
|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, ...
|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...
|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...
|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. ...
|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...
|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...
|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....
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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)...
|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||Rules for Charter School Financing|
Requires, to be eligible for funding under the Charter School Facility Grant Program, a charter schoolsite physically located in the attendance area of a public elementary school in which 70% or more of pupil enrollment is eligible for free or reduced price me...
|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....
|ID||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Charter school resource allocations|
Amends Idaho Code § 33-5208 to allow charter schools to waive the requirement that they use all administrative staff allowance to hire administrators....
|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...
|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...
|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...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Charter School Construction|
Permits charter schools to construct facilities with federal funds....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Charter School Finance Issues|
Makes instructional minute requirements in charter schools a condition of apportionment of State funds. Relates to computation of categorical block grants for charter schools. Prescribes funding transfers of school aid from basic aid districts to nonbasic aid ...
|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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Bond Proceeds that Go to Charter Schools|
Concerns the capital construction needs of charter schools; provides that a portion of the proceeds from approved school district bond measures on or after a certain shall go to charter schools in amount determined by a proportioned ratio of the charter school...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Charter School Revolving Loan Fund|
Requires moneys in the Charter School Revolving Loan Fund to be loaned at the interest rate earned by the money in the Pooled Money Investment Account as of the date of disbursement of the funds to the charter school, and would require interest payments to be ...
|CA||To governor 08/2000||P-12||Revising Charter School Loan Provisions|
Removes the restriction of existing law requiring a charter school to use loan from the Charter School Revolving Loan fund during certain time periods. Provides that the loan to a chartering authority for a charter school, or to a charter school, may not excee...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Computer Grant Program|
Establishes the Education Technology Grant Program to provide one time grants to school districts and charter schools to acquire or lease computers for instructional purposes. Requires the Office of the Secretary for Education to administer the application pro...
|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...
|NM||Died 02/2000||P-12||Charter School Start-Ups|
Provides for start-up charter schools to be funded according to current year membership....