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From the ECS State Policy Database
Choice of Schools--Charter Schools--Charter Districts


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MOVetoed 05/2014P-12Charter School Authorizers, Closures & Performance
S.B. 493
Adds the following entities as eligible to sponsor charter schools: (1) The school board of a district that is accredited without provisions by the state board, in a district classified as unaccredited by the state board of education; (2) A combination of scho...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12School District Empowerment Program
H.B. 2131
Establishes the School District Empowerment Program. Allows districts to apply for an exemption from all statutory requirements and State
Board of Education rules from which charter schools are exempt. Requires the state board to approve/disapprove within 90 ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12High-Performing Charter Schools and Charter Systems
S.B. 1546
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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Transparency Requirements
S.B. 2096
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...

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FLSigned into law 07/2010P-12Academic Performance-based Charter School Districts
HB 7037 - Sec 26
Repeals 1003.62, which authorized the state board to enter into performance contracts with districts to establish them as academic performance-based charter school districts. Repeals references elsewhere in the education code to academic performance-based char...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Empowered Schools and School Districts Act
S.B. 2330
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Petition for a Conversion Charter for a High School Cluster
S.B. 457
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 ...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12Charter Systems Act
S.B. 39
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Charter School District
H.B. 1101
Enacts the Charter School District Act of 2005; provides the procedures for a school district to become a charter school district.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB1101.pdf...

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HISigned into law 06/2004P-12Study on Host Culture Charter School District
S.B. 3148
Requires a study of the feasibility of establishing a host culture charter school district and a charter school district in order to solidify existing host culture focused charter schools, increase charter school autonomy, and provide opportunities for additio...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Charter District Finance Rules
A.B. 2912
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...

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