March 28, 2013
March 5, 2013(Key vote)
Title: Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates facilities funds to public charter schools.
Requires the State Department of Education to distribute funds from the educational support program to public charter schools for facility and property costs (Sec. 2).
Requires facility funds distributed to charter schools to be a percentage of the average tax for facility funds imposed by Idaho school districts, calculated by the number of full-time students at the charter school (Sec. 2).
Requires the amount of facility funds distributed to charter schools to be between 20 and 50 percent of the average school district facility tax (Sec. 2).
Authorizes public charter schools that do not receive facility funds for all enrolled students to submit a reimbursement claim to the State Department of Education for any costs for which facility funds may be used (Sec. 2).
Requires each public charter school to pay a fee to its chartering entity to contribute to the cost of monitoring, evaluation and oversight (Sec. 2).