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Charter Amendments for Existing Public Charter Schools


ItemDescription
Policy TitleCharter Amendments for Existing Public Charter Schools
Policy CategoryPublic School Employee Charter Schools Administration (CHTR)
Policy IDCHTR-014
Policy Date2012-04-05

Formerly TCS-U-014

A material revision of the provisions of a charter application shall be made only upon the approval of the State Board of Education. 

 

  1.  The following are amendments that must receive Board approval prior to implementation
     
    1. Enrollment growth beyond 20% or grade expansion not in the approved charter;
    2. Relocation;
    3. Transferring the charter to another non-profit entity;
    4. Altering the mission or targeted student population;
    5. Employing or terminating a management company;
    6. Change to the application with respect to the National School Lunch Program; and
    7. Change to the application with respect to student transportation.

  2. The following proposed amendments to a charter may be approved by Department of Public Instruction staff without the necessity of Board action; moreover, the charter school must seek approval prior to implementation of the change.  Further, the Board must be notified by the Department of any approved amendments in the following areas:
    1. Bylaws;
    2. The name of the charter school;
    3. The Articles of Incorporation;
    4. Class sizes as stated in the application;
    5. Length of school day and/or academic year; and
    6. Curriculum Changes
  3. Any proposed amendments not contained in Section 2 above must be reviewed and approved by the State Board of Education.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Department may carry any proposed amendment to the Board for its review.

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