The PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee filed a comprehensive charter school bill today — Monday, March 27, 2017.
The Bill, PCB PK1 17-01:
allows a system of charter schools to serve as a local education agency (LEA);
removes the cap on high-performing charter schools that wish to replicate in low-performing areas;
provides for a streamlined application for a high-performing charter school system wishing to replicate schools;
requires school districts to share the discretionary millage with charter-schools-in-a-municipality if the school is owned and directly operated by the municipality;
clarifies that charter school cooperatives may form to further educational, operational and administrative initiatives.
Click here to read the complete SUMMARY and proposed changes.
FCSA was the only state charter organization to address the House subcommittee and respond to questions from lawmakers. You can watch the PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee meeting and the FCSA testimony here.