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HB 797 - Establishes a State Charter School Commission - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Jason Shaw voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes a State Charter School Commission

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (117-55) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes a State Charter School Commission

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a State Charter School Commission to create and regulate charter schools.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the State Charter Schools Commission as a state-level authorizing entity working in collaboration with the Department of Education under the authority of the State Board of Education (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the commission to approve or deny petitions for state charter schools and to renew, not renew, or terminate state charter school petitions (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the commission to be made up of 3 appointees recommended by the Governor, 2 appointees recommended by the President of the Senate, and 2 appointees recommended by the Speaker of the House (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the commission to conduct facility and curriculum reviews of state charter schools (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the commission to carry out various duties including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Ensure charters for all state charter schools are consistent with the state’s education goals;
    • Promote the best practices for state charter schools so that high-quality schools are developed and encouraged;
    • Ensure that state charter schools participate in the state’s education accountability system;
    • Annually evaluate the academic and financial progress of state charter schools;
    • Direct state charter schools towards sources of private funding and support; and
    • Assist state charter schools in negotiating with local school boards that choose to provide administrative or transportation services
  • Requires that state charter schools be treated consistently with all other public schools in the state with regard to state funding and grants (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits the deduction of funding to a local school system due to the enrollment of students in a charter school located within the geographical area of that local school system (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (38-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes a State Charter School Commission

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a State Charter School Commission to create and regulate charter schools.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the State Charter Schools Commission as a state-level authorizing entity working in collaboration with the Department of Education under the authority of the State Board of Education (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the commission to approve or deny petitions for state charter schools and to renew, not renew, or terminate state charter school petitions (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the commission to be made up of 3 appointees recommended by the Governor, 2 appointees recommended by the President of the Senate, and 2 appointees recommended by the Speaker of the House (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the commission to conduct facility and curriculum reviews of state charter schools (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the commission to carry out various duties including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Ensure charters for all state charter schools are consistent with the state’s education goals;
    • Promote the best practices for state charter schools so that high-quality schools are developed and encouraged;
    • Ensure that state charter schools participate in the state’s education accountability system;
    • Annually evaluate the academic and financial progress of state charter schools;
    • Direct state charter schools towards sources of private funding and support; and
    • Assist state charter schools in negotiating with local school boards that choose to provide administrative or transportation services
  • Requires that state charter schools be treated consistently with all other public schools in the state with regard to state funding and grants (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits the deduction of funding to a local school system due to the enrollment of students in a charter school located within the geographical area of that local school system (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (115-49) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes a State Charter School Commission

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