Senate Bill 2115 is a comprehensive bill which establishes a new chapter governing charter schools based on CSGTF’s recommendations. Senate Bill 2116 focuses on the implementation and transition of the measures included in Senate Bill 2115.
The two bills are a direct result of the Charter School Governance, Accountability, and Authority Task Force (CSGTF) which was Co-Chaired by Senator Jill Tokuda and Representative Della Au Belatti.
CSGTF was established under Senate Bill 1174 (Act 130). The bill was introduced to address several issues brought to surface relating charter schools. Act 130 established a task force that sought accountability among stakeholders of the charter school system. Objectives of the Task Force were to develop legislation or administrative rules on the governance structure of charter schools, identify oversight and monitoring responsibilities of the charter school review panel, and discuss funding related issues
The committee will be voting on Senate Draft 1 of the bills on Monday February 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm in room 225.
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