SEC. 37-28-9. Terms of charter.
The terms of each charter shall include the following:
(a) A mechanism for declaring the charter null and void if a majority of the faculty, instructional staff of the school, and parents of students enrolled in the school who are present at a meeting called for the specific purpose of deciding whether or not to declare the charter null and void request the State Board of Education to withdraw the charter;
(b) A mechanism for declaring the charter null and void if, at any time, in the opinion of the State Board of Education, the school operating under charter status fails to fulfill the terms of the charter;
(c) Clear academic or vocational, or both, performance based and student achievement based objectives and the means to measure those objectives on no less than an annual basis;
(d) A mechanism for updating the terms of each charter, agreed to by all parties and subject to the approval of a majority of the faculty, instructional staff and parents of students enrolled in the school who are present at a meeting called for the specific purpose of updating the terms of the charter, based upon the yearly progress reports submitted to the State Board of Education by the charter school;
(e) A provision that the charter school shall not have any authority to request an ad valorem tax levy independent of such authority exercised by the school district in which the charter school is located;
(f) A provision that no person shall be denied admission to the charter school on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin;
(g) A provision to exempt the school from the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the State Board of Education and the local school board and from the provisions of Title 37 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 which are not included in this act, unless the code sections are specifically made applicable to charter schools by the State Board of Education in the charter;
(h) A provision that the performance variables established by the State Board of Education, acting through the Commission on School Accreditation, in the performance based accreditation system are fully applicable to the charter school; and
(i) A provision to exempt the charter school from process standards.
SOURCES: Laws, 1997, ch. 584, § 5, eff from and after passage (approved April 24, 1997); reenacted without change, Laws, 2001, ch. 531, § 5, SB 2749, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001