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LD 1438 - Allowing Charter Schools - Key Vote

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Legislation - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted (Senate) (20-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Charter Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion not to pass a bill establishing a process for the creation of charter schools.

Highlights:
-Requires the charter school program to begin with a ten-year pilot phase. Authorizers other than local school boards may only approve 20 public charter schools during this phase (Sec. 2403). -Requires an applicant to submit a proposal to a charter school authorizer outlining a charter school plan. Authorizers can be a local school board, a collaboration of local school boards, or a college or university (Sec. 2409, 2411). -Allows current public school to apply to its local school board to become a public charter school (Sec 2411). -Permits an authorizer to then issue a charter contract detailing the operation of the charter school (Sec. 2412). -Mandates that charter contracts are valid for five years and may be renewed every five years (Sec. 2415). -Mandates that at least 50% of teachers at public charter schools must have an appropriate teaching certificate (Sec. 2416). -Protects the right of teachers at public charter schools to bargain collectively or form a professional group (Sec. 2416). -Requires all state and local funds to follow a student to his charter school except for a 2% administrative allowance that may be retained by the school administrative unit of the student's residence (Sec. 2417).
Note:

NOTE: PASSAGE OF AN "OUGHT NOT TO PASS" REPORT EFFECTIVELY DEFEATS THE BILL. HOWEVER, IT WILL STILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE NEXT HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE BILL IS DEFEATED FOR THE SESSION.

Legislation - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected (House) (65-72) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Charter Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion not to pass a bill establishing a process for the creation of charter schools.

Highlights:
-Requires the charter school program to begin with a ten-year pilot phase. Authorizers other than local school boards may only approve 20 public charter schools during this phase (Sec. 2403). -Requires an applicant to submit a proposal to a charter school authorizer outlining a charter school plan. Authorizers can be a local school board, a collaboration of local school boards, or a college or university (Sec. 2409, 2411). -Allows current public school to apply to its local school board to become a public charter school (Sec 2411). -Permits an authorizer to then issue a charter contract detailing the operation of the charter school (Sec. 2412). -Mandates that charter contracts are valid for five years and may be renewed every five years (Sec. 2415). -Mandates that at least 50% of teachers at public charter schools must have an appropriate teaching certificate (Sec. 2416). -Protects the right of teachers at public charter schools to bargain collectively or form a professional group (Sec. 2416). -Requires all state and local funds to follow a student to his charter school except for a 2% administrative allowance that may be retained by the school administrative unit of the student's residence (Sec. 2417).
Note:

NOTE: PASSAGE OF AN "OUGHT NOT TO PASS" REPORT EFFECTIVELY DEFEATS THE BILL. HOWEVER, IT WILL STILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE NEXT HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE BILL IS DEFEATED FOR THE SESSION.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Allowing Charter Schools

Sponsors

  • Dennis S. Damon (ME - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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