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Choice of Schools--Charter Schools--Closings


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Charter 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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Charter School Amendments
S.B. 1204
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...

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ILAdopted 10/2012P-12Charter 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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Community 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the department's office of Ohio school sponsorship to assume sponsorship of a community school whose sponsorship has been revoked by the department.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...

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HISigned into law 06/2012P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 2115
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 ...

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COSigned into law 04/2012P-12Charter School Applying, Authorizing and Revoking
S.B. 61
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Charter 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...

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DESigned into law 08/2011P-12Charter School Code
H.B. 205
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Community School Closure Criteria
H.B. 153 - Community School Closure Criteria
Amends criteria applicable to community schools that must permanently close at the end of the school year in which criteria first apply. Pages 235-236 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_part2.pdf...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Reconstituting Public School and Charter School
S.B. 1485
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 ...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12Charter School Facilities and Closings
S.B. 188
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 ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Charter School Closure
S.B. 1149
Creates a new section which will provide provisions in the event of an unanticipated public charter school closure. The provisions require school districts or public charter schools to report students newly enrolled who were enrolled from a public charter that...

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HIAdopted 06/2010P-12Public 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....

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Charter 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...

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NYSigned into law 05/2010P-12Charter Schools
A.B. 11310
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...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Timely Transfer of Student Records when Charter School Closes
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.44
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Specifies that if a community school closes, the chief administrative officer must transmit all educational records to the student's district of residence within seven business days of the school's closing. Provides that f...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Triggers for Automatic Closure of Community Schools
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.35
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Revises the current performance criteria that trigger automatic closure of a community school after July 1, 2009, as follows: (1) For schools that do not offer a grade higher than 3, requires closure if the school has been in academ...

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GAAdopted 09/2007P-12Charter Schools
GAC 160-4-9-.04
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Modifies Charter School Provisions
H.B. 164
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Notice of Charter School Revocation
A.B. 2030
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...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Corrective Action
H.B. 1216
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" ...

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Transfer of Failed School or Failed Charter to Recovery School District
S.B. 710
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 ...

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LASigned into law 07/2001P-12Charter Schools - Closure and Failure to Open Obligations
H.B. 1247
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....

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