2001-2002 Regular Session - SB 418
Charter Schools; state board approval of special school charter petitions; change requirements
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to change the requirements for granting a state charter for a special school; to provide that a charter may be granted if the petition has been agreed to by a majority of faculty and instructional staff and a majority of parents or guardians of students enrolled or if the state board finds that the petition meets statutory requirements and is in the public interest; to provide the state board may grant a state charter for a special school when the petition has not been submitted to the local board of education under the same circumstances; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/07/2002 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/06/2002 - Senate Hopper