Charter School Application Timelines
The bill extends the timeline from 12 months to 18 months for prospective charter schools to submit applications to become charter schools to the local board of education.
It also permits local school boards to issue requests for proposals for prospective charter schools. The bill allows local boards of education to apply to the state board of education for modifications to the timelines set forth in the bill. The bill creates an optional charter school application timeline for rural school districts that allows charter school applications outside of the 18-month timeline upon notice to the department of education and public notice on the school district's website.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)