SB 793 ACR - Charter School Modifications

Strengthens the means by which charters can collect current fund expense monies owed to them by traditional public schools. In addition, the law allows successful and growing charters to expand more quickly without seeking approval from the State Board of Education. The bill also sets ten years as the automatic default renewal term for operational charter schools, unless flagged by academic, financial or noncompliance problems. Although not perfect, the legislation subjects charters and charter governing boards to public records and open meetings laws the bill strengthens charter schools. Civitas believes the conservative position is to treat charter and traditional public schools equitably, and to empower charters to expand educational choices for students and families. The Conservative Vote Is Yes.