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H 4108 - Amends Charter School Laws - Massachusetts Key Vote

Cory Atkins voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (9-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Charter School Laws

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends charter school laws.

Highlights:
  •  Authorizes a district to increase a its total charter tuition payments above 18 percent of its net school spending as follows (Secs. 33 & 46):
    • In fiscal year 2018, up to 19 percent;
    • In fiscal year 2019, up to 20 percent;
    • In fiscal year 2020, up to 21 percent;
    • In fiscal year 2021, up to 22 percent; and
    • In fiscal year 2022, up to 23 percent. 
  •  Requires charter school applicants to meet the following criteria (Sec. 35):
    • The school enrolls students using an opt-out admissions lottery process, without any required application process; or
    • The school’s primary purpose is to establish education programs for “at-risk” students and have at least 75 percent of students enrolled qualify as “at-risk” students.
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to designate schools, on the basis of student performance data, other than a Horace Mann charter school, as a “challenge, underperforming, or chronically underperforming school” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a challenge school’s committee and local teachers union to meet to negotiate a waiver agreement to permit the implementation of a turnaround plan, and requires the superintendent to convene a local stakeholder group to develop the turnaround plan for the school (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the turnaround plan may include certain provisions that authorize the superintendent to take certain steps including, but not limited to, the following steps (Sec. 1):
    • Expand, alter, or replace the curriculum and programs offered by the school;
    • Reallocate the uses of the existing budget of the school;
    • Limit, suspend, or change 1 or more school district policies; and
    • Add pre-kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (114-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Charter School Laws

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

Vote to pass a bill that amends charter school laws.

Highlights:
  •  Authorizes a district to increase a its total charter tuition payments above 18 percent of its net school spending as follows (Secs. 33 & 46):
    • In fiscal year 2018, up to 19 percent;
    • In fiscal year 2019, up to 20 percent;
    • In fiscal year 2020, up to 21 percent;
    • In fiscal year 2021, up to 22 percent; and
    • In fiscal year 2022, up to 23 percent. 
  •  Requires charter school applicants to meet the following criteria (Sec. 35):
    • The school enrolls students using an opt-out admissions lottery process, without any required application process; or
    • The school’s primary purpose is to establish education programs for “at-risk” students and have at least 75 percent of students enrolled qualify as “at-risk” students.
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to designate schools, on the basis of student performance data, other than a Horace Mann charter school, as a “challenge, underperforming, or chronically underperforming school” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a challenge school’s committee and local teachers union to meet to negotiate a waiver agreement to permit the implementation of a turnaround plan, and requires the superintendent to convene a local stakeholder group to develop the turnaround plan for the school (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the turnaround plan may include certain provisions that authorize the superintendent to take certain steps including, but not limited to, the following steps (Sec. 1):
    • Expand, alter, or replace the curriculum and programs offered by the school;
    • Reallocate the uses of the existing budget of the school;
    • Limit, suspend, or change 1 or more school district policies; and
    • Add pre-kindergarten and full-day kindergarten classes.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Charter School Laws

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