February 6, 2018 – The Constitution Revision Committee (CRC) kicked off a series of public hearings recently. The CRC members are traveling around the state to gather input from Floridians about potential changes to the Florida Constitution. Lynn Norman-Teck, executive director of the Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) and charter school parent, attended the February 6th hearing in Ft. Lauderdale. She spoke in support of Proposal 71 — the creation of “an alternative processes to authorize the establishment of charter schools in the state.”
“Having an independent statewide authorizer is considered a best practice by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and is already used in several states including Arkansas and Louisiana,” explained Lynn. “Having an independent oversight board will add another layer of checks and balances in charter approval, oversight, and renewal process. It’s a best practice that Florida needs to move towards.”
The FCSA is encouraging charter school leaders, parents, and stakeholders to attend a hearing and speak in support of Proposal 71.
For a list of upcoming Public Hearings, click here.
Click here to learn more about the CRC.
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