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SB 209 - Amends Charter School Laws - Key Vote

Delaware Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Charter School Laws

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (24-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Charter School Laws

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the approval process for charter schools, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires the State Department of Education to establish regulations for the information regarding the impact of a proposed charter school used during the application process with the approval of the State Board of Education no later than October 31, 2014 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the approving authority to place the certain conditions for the approval of a charter school application based on the impact of the proposed charter school that include, but are not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on geographic location;
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on programmatic offerings;
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on academic focus; and
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on grade levels served.
  • Authorizes the State Board of Education to place or modify the conditions for the approval of a charter school application if the Board is the approving authority (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the placement of conditions for approval from being considered disapproval of an application (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (14-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Charter School Laws

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the approval process for charter schools, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires the State Department of Education to establish regulations for the information regarding the impact of a proposed charter school used during the application process with the approval of the State Board of Education no later than October 31, 2014 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the approving authority to place the certain conditions for the approval of a charter school application based on the impact of the proposed charter school that include, but are not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on geographic location;
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on programmatic offerings;
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on academic focus; and
    • Restrictions or prohibitions on grade levels served.
  • Authorizes the State Board of Education to place or modify the conditions for the approval of a charter school application if the Board is the approving authority (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the placement of conditions for approval from being considered disapproval of an application (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Charter School Laws

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