SEC. 37-28-5. Requirements of petition requestion charter school status.
Any local school may submit a petition to the State Board of Education requesting charter school status. The petition must:
(a) Be approved by the school board of the school district in which the school is located;
(b) Be agreed to freely by a majority of the faculty and instructional staff members, by secret ballot, at the school initiating the petition;
(c) Be agreed to by a majority of the parents of students enrolled in the school who are present at a meeting called for the specific purpose of deciding whether or not to initiate the petition;
(d) Describe a plan for school improvement that addresses how the school proposes to work toward improving student learning and meeting state education goals;
(e) Outline proposed academic or vocational, or both, performance criteria that will be used during the initial period of the charter to measure progress of the school in improving student learning and in meeting state education goals;
(f) Describe how the faculty, instructional staff and parents of students enrolled in the school have been involved in developing the petition and will be involved in developing and implementing the improvement plan and identifying academic or vocational, or both, performance criteria; and
(g) Describe how the concerns of faculty, instructional staff and parents of students enrolled in the school will be solicited and addressed in evaluating the effectiveness of the improvement plan.
SOURCES: Laws, 1997, ch. 584, § 3, eff from and after passage (approved April 24, 1997); reenacted without change, Laws, 2001, ch. 531, § 3, SB 2749, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001