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House Bill 1002 Slidecast

  1. 1. House Bill 1002Charter Schools<br />
  2. 2. Charter School Sponsors<br /><ul><li>This bill also defines who can sponsor charter schools and expands the list of entities eligible to sponsor them:</li></ul>Indiana State Charter School Board<br />Non-profit colleges or universities that provide a four-year education program that award a baccalaureate or advanced degree.<br />Except for the mayor of Indianapolis, sponsors are required to conduct a public hearing before a proposed charter school can be established.<br />If approved, for-profit entities may also sponsor charter schools.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Indiana State Charter School Board<br />Creates a new statewide charter school board.<br />The charter board’s purpose is to sponsor charter schools throughout the state.<br />Seven (7) members will be appointed to four-year terms, with the governor appointing the chair.<br />Governor appoints two (2) members, Supt. of Public Instruction appoints one (1) member and IN General Assembly appoints the remaining (4) members.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Eligible Sponsoring Colleges<br />• Adds a non-profit college or university that provides a four-year education program for which it awards a baccalaureate or advanced degrees including:<br /> Anderson University; Bethel College; Butler University; Calumet College; DePauw University; Earlham College; Franklin University; Goshen College; Grace College; Hanover College; Holy Cross College; Huntington University; Indiana Tech; Indiana Wesleyan University; Manchester College; Marian University; Martin University; Oakland City University; Rose‐Hulman Institute of Technology College; Saint Joseph’s; Saint Mary of the Woods College; Saint Mary’s College; Taylor University; Trine University; University of Evansville; University of Indianapolis; University of Notre Dame; University of Saint Francis; Valparaiso University; Wabash College. <br />
  5. 5. Charter School Fees<br />Charter school sponsors may claim 3 percent of total funding as a form of administrative fee.<br />That fee may not include any costs incurred in delivering services that a charter school may purchase at its discretion from the sponsor.<br />Charter schools may purchase services and/or products from charter sponsors but are not required to do so.<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Standards<br />The bill sets monitoring and accountability standards for charter schools.<br />Allows for a charter to request a waiver for lack of successful performance under certain circumstances.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Teacher Requirements<br />90 percent of full-time teachers in the charter school must hold an Indiana teaching license or be in the process of obtaining one, unless the school requests and the state board approves a waiver for a lower percentage.<br /><ul><li>Allows for some full-time and all part-time teachers to teach without holding a valid teaching license.</li></ul>7<br />
  8. 8. Public School Building Acquisition<br />Allows charter schools to acquire a vacant public school building following a two‐year posting period at a cost of $1 per year and day‐to‐day maintenance costs of the building. <br />The local school corporation continues to be responsible for major maintenance costs, e.g. new roof or parking lot, etc., and ongoing payment of any debt (bond) on the building.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Conversion Charter Schools<br />Traditional public schools may be converted to charter schools if:<br /> 51 percent of parents sign a petition to convert the school to a charter and;<br />The school has been placed in either of the two lowest performance categories for two consecutive years and;<br />The governing body of the school votes to convert the school to a charter school.<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Teachers in Conversion Charters<br />When drafted, the charter determines employment status for teachers. It determines whether teachers fall under a collective bargaining agreement, are part of a sick leave bank and/or have seniority rights within the traditional school corporation agreement.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Contact your UniServ Director if you have additional questions or would like more information:<br /><br />11<br />