Multiple Charter School Authorizers
The Board of Education recently promulgated administrative rules regarding charter school authorizers. The first set of administrative rules is Chapter 8-515, entitled "Establishment and Oversight of Charter School Authorizers" and the second set is Chapter 8-517, entitled "Charter Contract Transfers."
At its November 15, 2016 meeting, the Board adopted the revised administrative rules as recommended by the Student Achievement Committee and attached to this memorandum. However, upon further review, the Department of the Attorney General notified the Board that some of the adopted amendments to the rules would require another public hearing. At its January 10, 2017 meeting, the Board approved changes to the adopted rules to remove the amendments that would require another public hearing in the interest of expediting the enactment of the rules, as described in this memorandum. The Governor approved the rules and filed them with the Lieutenant Governor on February 8, 2017, and the rules are now effective as of February 18, 2017. (February 24, 2017)