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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Charter schools. Provides that certain charter school authorizers that issued a charter for a charter school before July 1, 2015, are required to be approved for chartering authority by the state board of education (state board) before the authorizers may authorize a new charter or renew an existing charter for a charter school. Provides that an authorizer may not accept a proposal to establish a charter school from an organizer that already operates a charter school if a charter school that the organizer operates does not meet certain thresholds regarding its school accountability grade. Provides that a charter school may Charter schools. Provides that certain charter school authorizers that issued a charter for a charter school before July 1, 2015, are required to be approved for chartering authority by the state board of education (state board) before the authorizers may authorize a new charter or renew an existing charter for a charter school. Provides that an authorizer may not accept a proposal to establish a charter school from an organizer that already operates a charter school if a charter school that the organizer operates does not meet certain thresholds regarding its school accountability grade. Provides that a charter school may not enroll new students who are not currently enrolled in the charter school if the charter school does not meet certain thresholds regarding its school accountability grade. Provides that an administrative fee for certain authorizers is dependent upon the category or designation that the charter school receives regarding its school accountability grade. Requires the department of education to provide staff to carry out the duties of the Indiana charter school board (charter board). Repeals a provision that provides that funding for the charter board consists of administrative fees. ... View more