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CHARTER SCHOOLS - Amends existing law to provide that if a school district
requires a charter school to provide additional reports or evaluations
beyond the annual report, such evaluations shall be conducted by an
independent third party designated by written agreement between the
chartering district and the charter school, or, in the absence of such an
agreement, shall be designated by the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction; and to provide that costs associated with additional reporting
and evaluation shall be paid by the district which approved the charter
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AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough(Barraclough), Barrett, Bell, Bieter,
Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark,
Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Gagner, Geddes,
Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones,
Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader,
Marley, McKague, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy,
Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman,
Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman,
Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Field(20), Hansen(29), Kunz, Meyer, Montgomery
Floor Sponsor - Clark
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 634
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; AMENDING SECTION 33-5206, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE THAT IF REPORTS OR EVALUATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO THE
4 ANNUAL REPORT, SUCH EVALUATIONS SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY AN INDEPENDENT THIRD
5 PARTY DESIGNATED BY WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CHARTERING DISTRICT AND
6 THE CHARTER SCHOOL, OR IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH AN AGREEMENT, SHALL BE DES-
7 IGNATED BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION AND TO PROVIDE
8 THAT COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING AND EVALUATION SHALL BE
9 PAID BY THE DISTRICT WHICH APPROVED THE CHARTER SCHOOL; AND PROVIDING AN
10 EFFECTIVE DATE.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
12 SECTION 1. That Section 33-5206, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
13 amended to read as follows:
14 33-5206. REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS UPON APPROVAL OF A CHARTER SCHOOL.
15 (1) In addition to any other requirements imposed in this chapter, a charter
16 school shall be nonsectarian in its programs, affiliations, admission poli-
17 cies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge
18 tuition, levy taxes or issue bonds, and shall not discriminate against any
19 student on any basis prohibited by the federal or state constitutions or any
20 federal, state or local law. Admission to a charter school shall not be deter-
21 mined according to the place of residence of the student, or of the student's
22 parent or guardian within the district, except that a charter school estab-
23 lished under the provisions of this chapter shall adopt and maintain a policy
24 giving admission preference to students who reside within the attendance area
25 of that school.
26 (2) No board of trustees shall require any employee of the school dis-
27 trict to be involuntarily assigned to work in a charter school.
28 (3) Certified teachers in a charter school shall be considered public
29 school teachers. Educational experience shall accrue for service in a charter
30 school and such experience shall be counted by any school district to which
31 the teacher returns after employment in a charter school.
32 (4) No board of trustees shall require any student enrolled in the school
33 district to attend a charter school.
34 (5) Upon approval of the petition by the board of trustees, the peti-
35 tioner shall provide written notice of that approval, including a copy of the
36 petition, to the state board of education. For the purpose of implementing the
37 provisions of section 33-5203(2), Idaho Code, the state board of education
38 shall assign a number to each petition it receives. Petitions shall be num-
39 bered based on the chronological order in which notice of the approved peti-
40 tion is received by the state board of education.
41 (6) Each charter school shall annually submit a report to the local board
42 of trustees which approved its charter. In the case of a new charter school
43 whose charter was granted by the state board of education pursuant to section
1 33-5207, Idaho Code, the annual report shall be submitted to the state board
2 of education.
3 (a) The report shall contain the audit of the fiscal and programmatic
4 operations as required in section 33-5205(3)(j), Idaho Code, a report on
5 student progress based on the charter school's student educational stan-
6 dards identified in section 33-5205(3)(b), Idaho Code, and a copy of the
7 charter school's accreditation report.
8 (b) If the provisions of an approved petition require reporting more
9 often than annually, or require evaluation of subjects not specified in
10 paragraph (a) of this subsection (6), costs associated with the additional
11 requirements shall be paid by the school district which approved the
12 charter. Such additional evaluations shall be performed by an independent
13 third party. The independent third party shall be designated in a written
14 agreement between the chartering district and the charter school, or in
15 the absence of such an agreement, shall be designated by the state super-
16 intendent of public instruction.
17 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after July
18 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation will amend ID Code 33-5206, relating to Charter schools, to
provide that if any evaluations or re ports are required in addition to the annual
report, such requirements shall be conducted by an independent third party
designated in writing by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and will
provide the funds associated with the additional
No impact to the general fund.
Name: Jim Clark
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 634