Introduced by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 2, 2014 To freeze the number of charter schools at the current level. The bill would also prohibit authorization of a new charter school unless the state Board of Education grants a “certificate of need” based on the number of nearby conventional public schools, whether these are on a list of the 5 percent worst public schools, the impact on nearby schools of a new competitor, the number of students on nearby charter school waiting lists, and more. Also, to require the state Superintendent of Public Instruction to consider certain performance, oversight and transparency criteria for charter school authorizers; require charter school boards to use competitive bidding to select an educational management company that will run a school; and more. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on October 2, 2014