SEC. 37-28-3 Definitons.
For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(a) "Charter" means an academic or vocational, or both, performance based contract between the State Board of Education, the school board of the local school district, and a local school which exempts the school from rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the State Board of Education and the local school district and, except as otherwise provided, the provisions of Title 37 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 which are applicable to schools and school districts and their employees and students.
(b) "Charter school" means a school that is operating under the terms of a charter granted by the State Board of Education.
(c) "Local school" means a public school in Mississippi which is under the management and control of the school board of the school district in which the school is located.
(d) "Petition" means a proposal to enter into an academic or vocational, or both, performance based contract between the State Board of Education and a local school whereby the local school obtains charter school status.
SOURCES: Laws, 1997, ch. 584, § 2, eff from and after passage (approved April 24, 1997); reenacted without change, Laws, 2001, ch. 531, § 2, SB 2749, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001