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HOUSE BILL NO. 294
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CHARTER SCHOOLS - Amends existing law to provide that a new or conversion
charter school shall specify an attendance area for admission preference.
02/20 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/21 Rpt prt - to Educ
03/02 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/05 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/06 3rd rdg - PASSED - 57-0-13
AYES -- Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford,
Bruneel, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Denney, Ellis,
Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood,
Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Loertscher,
Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce,
Pischner, Pomeroy, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer,
Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stone, Swan(Hansen), Tilman, Trail,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Barraclough(Barraclough), Callister, Deal,
Field(20), Gagner, Jaquet, Jones, Langford, Montgomery, Raybould,
Stevenson, Wood, Mr. Speaker
Floor Sponsor -- Tilman
Title apvd - to Senate
03/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/14 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/15 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee,
Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen,
Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor -- Dunklin
Title apvd - to House
03/21 To enrol
03/22 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed - to Gov
03/26 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 209
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 294
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS; AMENDING SECTION 33-5206, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
3 THAT A NEW OR CONVERSION CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL SPECIFY AN ATTENDANCE AREA
4 FOR ADMISSION PREFERENCE.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 33-5206, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 33-5206. REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS UPON APPROVAL OF A CHARTER SCHOOL.
9 (1) In addition to any other requirements imposed in this chapter, a charter
10 school shall be nonsectarian in its programs, affiliations, admission poli-
11 cies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge
12 tuition, levy taxes or issue bonds, and shall not discriminate against any
13 student on any basis prohibited by the federal or state constitutions or any
14 federal, state or local law. Admission to a charter school shall not be deter-
15 mined according to the place of residence of the student, or of the student's
16 parent or guardian within the district, except that a new or conversion
17 charter school established under the provisions of this chapter shall adopt
18 and maintain a policy giving admission preference to students who reside
19 within the attendance area of that school.
20 (2) No board of trustees shall require any employee of the school dis-
21 trict to be involuntarily assigned to work in a charter school.
22 (3) Certified teachers in a charter school shall be considered public
23 school teachers. Educational experience shall accrue for service in a charter
24 school and such experience shall be counted by any school district to which
25 the teacher returns after employment in a charter school.
26 (4) No board of trustees shall require any student enrolled in the school
27 district to attend a charter school.
28 (5) Upon approval of the petition by the board of trustees, the peti-
29 tioner shall provide written notice of that approval, including a copy of the
30 petition, to the state board of education. For the purpose of implementing the
31 provisions of section 33-5203(2), Idaho Code, the state board of education
32 shall assign a number to each petition it receives. Petitions shall be num-
33 bered based on the chronological order in which notice of the approved peti-
34 tion is received by the state board of education.
35 (6) Each charter school shall annually submit a report to the local board
36 of trustees which approved its charter. In the case of a new charter school
37 whose charter was granted by the state board of education pursuant to section
38 33-5207, Idaho Code, the annual report shall be submitted to the state board
39 of education. The report shall contain the audit of the fiscal and
40 programmatic operations as required in section 33-5205(3)(j), Idaho Code, a
41 report on student progress based on the charter school's student educational
42 standards identified in section 33-5205(3)(b), Idaho Code, and a copy of the
43 charter school's accreditation report.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to clarify the Public Charter
Schools Act of 1998, giving admission preference to students who
reside within the attendance area of a charter school established
under the provisions of Chapter 52, Idaho Code. Currently, parents may
work literally hundreds of hours getting a charter school approved and
established, then find that their own children may not be admitted.
This can occur when there is an over enrollment and a lottery or other
random method is used to select the students who will attend the
There will be no fiscal impact.
Name: Dr. Bob Haley, State Department of Education
Phone: 208 332 6810
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 29