TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER o: MISCELLANEOUS
PART 650 CHARTER SCHOOLS
SECTION 650.30 SUBMISSION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION


 

Section 650.30  Submission to the State Board of Education:  Local Boards of Education

 

Local boards of education shall submit a final report to the State Board of Education as to the action by the local boards of education with regard to an application for, renewal of or revocation of a charter.  A copy of the report shall be provided to the applicant or charter holder at the same time that the report is submitted to the State Board of Education.  Reports shall be submitted as follows.

 

a)         The local board of education shall submit the report to the State Board of Education either by electronic mail or U.S. mail to the address in subsection (e) not later than seven days after the date of the public meeting at which the board acted on the charter request.

 

1)         For reports submitted by U.S. mail, the report must bear a postmark date of not later than seven days following the meeting date.

 

2)         In case of separate public meetings by each school board involved, the seven days shall begin when the last school board votes on the matter.

 

b)         Section 27A-6 of the School Code provides that a proposed contract to open a new charter school or to renew the charter of an existing charter school must be submitted to and certified by the State Board before it can take effect.

 

1)         Reports of approved applications or renewals shall consist of the charter school proposal voted upon by each of the local boards of education authorizing the charter school and the contractual agreement. 

 

2)         The report also shall be accompanied by each of the forms, to be supplied by the State Superintendent of Education, listed in this subsection (b)(2).  Reports lacking one or more of these documents shall be considered incomplete and shall not be reviewed for certification until all required items have been submitted.

 

A)        A form attesting to the local board of education's compliance with all of the procedural requirements and application components set forth in Article 27A of the School Code.  The form and the proposed contractual agreement shall be signed by the president of each local school board that is a party to the application and the appropriate officers of the charter school governing body.

 

B)        A budget narrative and financial schedule for the term of the charter.

 

C)        A plan for the provision of special education services to students with disabilities enrolled in the charter school that aligns to the requirements of Article 14 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/Art. 14] and 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226 (Special Education), and which, for approved applications, shall at least include, but not be limited to, an explanation of how parents of students with disabilities will be informed of their students' eligibility to participate in the charter school lottery held pursuant to Section 27A-4(h) of the School Code and how the charter school will identify students who may be eligible to receive special education services at the charter school. 

 

D)        A plan for the provision of educational services for English learners that aligns to the requirements of Article 14C of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/Art. 14C] and 23 Ill. Adm. Code 228 (Transitional Bilingual Education).

 

c)         Reports of denials, revocations or non-renewals shall consist of the charter proposal or current charter contract voted upon by each of the local boards of education; a copy of each board's resolution setting forth the board's action and its reasons for the action; a notice to the applicant or charter holder to the effect that a denial, revocation or non-renewal of a charter school application or contract may be appealed to the Commission within 30 days from the date that the school board voted to deny the application or revoke or not renew a contract; and any other documents upon which the board relied in denying the current proposal or revoking or not renewing the contract.

 

d)         Each submission under subsection (b) or (c) also shall include a certification of publication and a copy of the printed notice of the public meeting for each local board of education involved, as required by Section 27A-8(d) of the School Code.

 

e)         Reports shall be submitted via electronic submission to charter@isbe.net or by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to:

 

Illinois State Board of Education

Charter Schools

100 West Randolph Street

Suite 14-300

Chicago, Illinois 60601

 

f)         Reports and other documentation pertaining to denials, revocations or non-renewals also shall be submitted to the Commission within the timeframe set forth in subsection (a) via electronic submission to state.charter.commission@illinois.gov or by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to:

 

State Charter School Commission

Michael A. Bilandic Building

160 North LaSalle Street, 6th Floor

Chicago, Illinois  60601

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 8298, effective May 26, 2015)