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A 2806 - Conversion of Certain Private Schools to Charter Schools - Key Vote

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Robert Gordon voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Conversion of Certain Private Schools to Charter Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the conversion of high-performing nonpublic schools in failing school districts to charter schools.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the governing body of a high-performing nonpublic school in a failing school district to submit an application to the Commissioner of Education to convert the school into a charter school, whereas existing law prohibited private and parochial from being eligible for charter school status (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Defines a "failing school district" as a school district in need of improvement under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "high-performing nonpublic school" as a school that ranked in the 66 percentile or higher in school achievement testing in the previous year (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Conversion of Certain Private Schools to Charter Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the conversion of high-performing nonpublic schools in failing school districts to charter schools.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the governing body of a high-performing nonpublic school in a failing school district to submit an application to the Commissioner of Education to convert the school into a charter school, whereas existing law prohibited private and parochial from being eligible for charter school status (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Defines a "failing school district" as a school district in need of improvement under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "high-performing nonpublic school" as a school that ranked in the 66 percentile or higher in school achievement testing in the previous year (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Conversion of Certain Private Schools to Charter Schools

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