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AB 448 - Authorizes Conversion of a Public School to a Charter School - Nevada Key Vote

Marilyn Kirkpatrick voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (11-8) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (25-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Conversion of a Public School to a Charter School

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Highlights:
  • Establishes the Achievement School District within the Department of Education (Sec. 17).
  • Authorizes the executive director of the Achievement School District to convert a public school to an “achievement charter school” if it meets the following criteria (Sec. 20):
    • The school is an elementary or middle school in the lowest 5 percent of state schools;
    • The school is a high school with a graduation rate of less than 60 percent; or
    • The school’s performance or pupil achievements are deemed unsatisfactory.
  • Defines “achievement charter school” as a public school operated by a charter management organization, educational management organization, or other individual contracted by the Achievement School District (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the executive director of the Achievement School District to annually submit a list of at least 20 percent of schools eligible for conversion to an achievement charter school to the Board of Education (Sec. 20).
  • Prohibits the executive director from converting more than 6 public schools to achievement charter schools annually (Sec. 20).
  • Requires the executive director to solicit applications from education management organizations and charter management organizations to operate an achievement charter school (Sec. 21).
  • Requires the executive director to monitor the performance and compliance of each achievement charter school (Sec. 21).
  • Authorizes an achievement charter school to convert back to a public school if the school makes adequate improvement in pupil achievement and school performance by the sixth year it operates as an achievement charter school (Sec. 33).
  • Authorizes the school district to reassign staff members of a school that is converted to an achievement charter school, outside the scope of a collective bargaining agreement (Sec. 61).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Conversion of a Public School to a Charter School

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