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1    AN ACT concerning education, which may be referred to as
2the Charter School Quality Law.
3    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
4represented in the General Assembly:
5    Section 3. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
6Section 5.786 as follows:
7    (30 ILCS 105/5.786 new)
8    Sec. 5.786. The State Charter School Commission Fund.
9    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
1027A-3, 27A-5, 27A-8, 27A-9, and 27A-12 and by adding Sections
1127A-7.5 and 27A-7.10 as follows:
12    (105 ILCS 5/27A-3)
13    Sec. 27A-3. Definitions. For purposes of this Article:
14    "At-risk pupil" means a pupil who, because of physical,
15emotional, socioeconomic, or cultural factors, is less likely
16to succeed in a conventional educational environment.
17    "Authorizer" means an entity authorized under this Article
18to review applications, decide whether to approve or reject
19applications, enter into charter contracts with applicants,
20oversee charter schools, and decide whether to renew, not
21renew, or revoke a charter.



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1    "Commission" means the State Charter School Commission
2established under Section 27A-7.5 of this Code.
3    "Local school board" means the duly elected or appointed
4school board or board of education of a public school district,
5including special charter districts and school districts
6located in cities having a population of more than 500,000,
7organized under the laws of this State.
8    "State Board" means the State Board of Education.
9(Source: P.A. 89-450, eff. 4-10-96.)
10    (105 ILCS 5/27A-5)
11    Sec. 27A-5. Charter school; legal entity; requirements.
12    (a) A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian,
13nonreligious, non-home based, and non-profit school. A charter
14school shall be organized and operated as a nonprofit
15corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity
16authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
17    (b) A charter school may be established under this Article
18by creating a new school or by converting an existing public
19school or attendance center to charter school status. Beginning
20on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
21General Assembly, in all new applications submitted to the
22State Board or a local school board to establish a charter
23school in a city having a population exceeding 500,000,
24operation of the charter school shall be limited to one campus.
25The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the



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193rd General Assembly do not apply to charter schools existing
2or approved on or before the effective date of this amendatory
4    (c) A charter school shall be administered and governed by
5its board of directors or other governing body in the manner
6provided in its charter. The governing body of a charter school
7shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Open
8Meetings Act.
9    (d) A charter school shall comply with all applicable
10health and safety requirements applicable to public schools
11under the laws of the State of Illinois.
12    (e) Except as otherwise provided in the School Code, a
13charter school shall not charge tuition; provided that a
14charter school may charge reasonable fees for textbooks,
15instructional materials, and student activities.
16    (f) A charter school shall be responsible for the
17management and operation of its fiscal affairs including, but
18not limited to, the preparation of its budget. An audit of each
19charter school's finances shall be conducted annually by an
20outside, independent contractor retained by the charter
21school. Annually, by December 1, every charter school must
22submit to the State Board a copy of its audit and a copy of the
23Form 990 the charter school filed that year with the federal
24Internal Revenue Service.
25    (g) A charter school shall comply with all provisions of
26this Article, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act, and



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1its charter. A charter school is exempt from all other State
2laws and regulations in the School Code governing public
3schools and local school board policies, except the following:
4        (1) Sections 10-21.9 and 34-18.5 of the School Code
5    regarding criminal history records checks and checks of the
6    Statewide Sex Offender Database and Statewide Child
7    Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database of
8    applicants for employment;
9        (2) Sections 24-24 and 34-84A of the School Code
10    regarding discipline of students;
11        (3) The Local Governmental and Governmental Employees
12    Tort Immunity Act;
13        (4) Section 108.75 of the General Not For Profit
14    Corporation Act of 1986 regarding indemnification of
15    officers, directors, employees, and agents;
16        (5) The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act;
17        (6) The Illinois School Student Records Act;
18        (7) Section 10-17a of the School Code regarding school
19    report cards; and
20        (8) The P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act.
21    The change made by Public Act 96-104 to this subsection (g)
22is declaratory of existing law.
23    (h) A charter school may negotiate and contract with a
24school district, the governing body of a State college or
25university or public community college, or any other public or
26for-profit or nonprofit private entity for: (i) the use of a



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1school building and grounds or any other real property or
2facilities that the charter school desires to use or convert
3for use as a charter school site, (ii) the operation and
4maintenance thereof, and (iii) the provision of any service,
5activity, or undertaking that the charter school is required to
6perform in order to carry out the terms of its charter.
7However, a charter school that is established on or after the
8effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General
9Assembly and that operates in a city having a population
10exceeding 500,000 may not contract with a for-profit entity to
11manage or operate the school during the period that commences
12on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
13General Assembly and concludes at the end of the 2004-2005
14school year. Except as provided in subsection (i) of this
15Section, a school district may charge a charter school
16reasonable rent for the use of the district's buildings,
17grounds, and facilities. Any services for which a charter
18school contracts with a school district shall be provided by
19the district at cost. Any services for which a charter school
20contracts with a local school board or with the governing body
21of a State college or university or public community college
22shall be provided by the public entity at cost.
23    (i) In no event shall a charter school that is established
24by converting an existing school or attendance center to
25charter school status be required to pay rent for space that is
26deemed available, as negotiated and provided in the charter



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1agreement, in school district facilities. However, all other
2costs for the operation and maintenance of school district
3facilities that are used by the charter school shall be subject
4to negotiation between the charter school and the local school
5board and shall be set forth in the charter.
6    (j) A charter school may limit student enrollment by age or
7grade level.
8    (k) If the charter school is approved by the Commission,
9then the Commission charter school is its own local education
11(Source: P.A. 96-104, eff. 1-1-10; 96-105, eff. 7-30-09;
1296-107, eff. 7-30-09; 96-734, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1000, eff.
14    (105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5 new)
15    Sec. 27A-7.5. State Charter School Commission.
16    (a) A State Charter School Commission is established as an
17independent State agency with statewide chartering
18jurisdiction and authority.
19    (b) The Commission is responsible for authorizing
20high-quality charter schools throughout this State,
21particularly schools designed to expand opportunities for
22at-risk students, consistent with the purposes of this Article.
23    (c) The Commission shall consist of 9 members, appointed by
24the State Board. The State Board shall make these appointments
25from a slate of candidates proposed by the Governor, within 60



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1days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
297th General Assembly with respect to the initial Commission
3members. In making the appointments, the State Board shall
4ensure statewide geographic diversity among Commission
5members. The Governor shall propose a slate of candidates to
6the State Board within 60 days after the effective date of this
7amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and 60 days prior
8to the expiration of the term of a member thereafter. If the
9Governor fails to timely propose a slate of candidates
10according to the provisions of this subsection (c), then the
11State Board may appoint the member or members of the
13    (d) Members appointed to the Commission shall collectively
14possess strong experience and expertise in public and nonprofit
15governance, management and finance, public school leadership,
16higher education, assessments, curriculum and instruction, and
17public education law. All members of the Commission shall have
18demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to public
19education, including without limitation charter schooling. At
20least 3 members must have past experience with urban charter
22    (e) To establish staggered terms of office, the initial
23term of office for 3 Commission members shall be 4 years and
24thereafter shall be 4 years; the initial term of office for
25another 3 members shall be 3 years and thereafter shall be 4
26years; and the initial term of office for the remaining 3



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1members shall be 2 years and thereafter shall be 4 years. The
2initial appointments must be made no later than October 1,
4    (f) Whenever a vacancy on the Commission exists, the State
5Board shall appoint a member for the remaining portion of the
7    (g) Subject to the State Officials and Employees Ethics
8Act, the Commission is authorized to receive and expend gifts,
9grants, and donations of any kind from any public or private
10entity to carry out the purposes of this Article, subject to
11the terms and conditions under which they are given, provided
12that all such terms and conditions are permissible under law.
13Funds received under this subsection (g) must be deposited into
14the State Charter School Commission Fund.
15    The State Charter School Commission Fund is created as a
16special fund in the State treasury. All money in the Fund shall
17be used, subject to appropriation, by the Commission for
18operational and administrative costs of the Commission.
19    (h) The Commission shall operate with dedicated resources
20and staff qualified to execute the day-to-day responsibilities
21of charter school authorizing in accordance with this Article.
22    (i) Every 2 years, the Commission shall provide to the
23State Board and local school boards a report on best practices
24in charter school authorizing, including without limitation
25evaluating applications, oversight of charters, and renewal of
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1    (j) The Commission may charge a charter school that it
2authorizes a fee, not to exceed 3% of the revenue provided to
3the school, to cover the cost of undertaking the ongoing
4administrative responsibilities of the eligible chartering
5authority with respect to the school. This fee must be
6deposited into the State Charter School Commission Fund.
7    (k) Any charter school authorized by the State Board prior
8to this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall have
9its authorization transferred to the Commission upon a vote of
10the State Board, which shall then become the school's
11authorizer for all purposes under this Article. However, in no
12case shall such transfer take place later than July 1, 2012. At
13this time, all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities,
14contracts, property, records, and pending business of the State
15Board as the school's authorizer must be transferred to the
16Commission. Any charter school authorized by a local school
17board or boards may seek transfer of authorization to the
18Commission during its current term only with the approval of
19the local school board or boards. At the end of its charter
20term, a charter school authorized by a local school board or
21boards must reapply to the board or boards before it may apply
22for authorization to the Commission under the terms of this
23amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
24    On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th
25General Assembly, all rules of the State Board applicable to
26matters falling within the responsibility of the Commission



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1shall be applicable to the actions of the Commission. The
2Commission shall thereafter have the authority to propose to
3the State Board modifications to all rules applicable to
4matters falling within the responsibility of the Commission.
5The State Board shall retain rulemaking authority for the
6Commission, but shall work jointly with the Commission on any
7proposed modifications. Upon recommendation of proposed rule
8modifications by the Commission and pursuant to the Illinois
9Administrative Procedure Act, the State Board shall consider
10such changes within the intent of this amendatory Act of the
1197th General Assembly and grant any and all changes consistent
12with that intent.
13    (l) The Commission shall have the responsibility to
14consider appeals under this Article immediately upon
15appointment of the initial members of the Commission under
16subsection (c) of this Section. Appeals pending at the time of
17initial appointment shall be determined by the Commission; the
18Commission may extend the time for review as necessary for
19thorough review, but in no case shall the extension exceed the
20time that would have been available had the appeal been
21submitted to the Commission on the date of appointment of its
22initial members. In any appeal filed with the Commission under
23this Article, both the applicant and the school district in
24which the charter school plans to locate shall have the right
25to request a hearing before the Commission. If more than one
26entity requests a hearing, then the Commission may hold only



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1one hearing, wherein the applicant and the school district
2shall have an equal opportunity to present their respective
4    (105 ILCS 5/27A-7.10 new)
5    Sec. 27A-7.10. Authorizer powers and duties; immunity;
6principles and standards.
7    (a) Authorizers are responsible for executing, in
8accordance with this Article, all of the following powers and
10        (1) Soliciting and evaluating charter applications.
11        (2) Approving quality charter applications that meet
12    identified educational needs and promote a diversity of
13    educational choices.
14        (3) Declining to approve weak or inadequate charter
15    applications.
16        (4) Negotiating and executing sound charter contracts
17    with each approved charter school.
18        (5) Monitoring, in accordance with charter contract
19    terms, the performance and legal compliance of charter
20    schools.
21        (6) Determining whether each charter contract merits
22    renewal, nonrenewal, or revocation.
23    (b) An authorizing entity may delegate its duties to
24officers, employees, and contractors.
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1duties set forth in subsection (a) of this Section and must be
2consistent with the spirit and intent of this Article.
3    (d) An authorizing entity, members of the local school
4board, or the Commission, in their official capacity, and
5employees of an authorizer are immune from civil and criminal
6liability with respect to all activities related to a charter
7school that they authorize, except for willful or wanton
9    (e) The Commission and all local school boards that have a
10charter school operating are required to develop and maintain
11chartering policies and practices consistent with recognized
12principles and standards for quality charter authorizing in all
13major areas of authorizing responsibility, including all of the
15        (1) Organizational capacity and infrastructure.
16        (2) Soliciting and evaluating charter applications.
17        (3) Performance contracting.
18        (4) Ongoing charter school oversight and evaluation.
19        (5) Charter renewal decision-making.
20    Authorizers shall carry out all their duties under this
21Article in a manner consistent with nationally recognized
22principles and standards and with the spirit and intent of this
24    (105 ILCS 5/27A-8)
25    Sec. 27A-8. Evaluation of charter proposals.



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1    (a) This Section does not apply to a charter school
2established by referendum under Section 27A-6.5. In evaluating
3any charter school proposal submitted to it, the local school
4board and the Commission shall give preference to proposals
6        (1) demonstrate a high level of local pupil, parental,
7    community, business, and school personnel support;
8        (2) set rigorous levels of expected pupil achievement
9    and demonstrate feasible plans for attaining those levels
10    of achievement; and
11        (3) are designed to enroll and serve a substantial
12    proportion of at-risk children; provided that nothing in
13    the Charter Schools Law shall be construed as intended to
14    limit the establishment of charter schools to those that
15    serve a substantial portion of at-risk children or to in
16    any manner restrict, limit, or discourage the
17    establishment of charter schools that enroll and serve
18    other pupil populations under a nonexclusive,
19    nondiscriminatory admissions policy.
20    (b) In the case of a proposal to establish a charter school
21by converting an existing public school or attendance center to
22charter school status, evidence that the proposed formation of
23the charter school has received majority support from certified
24teachers and from parents and guardians in the school or
25attendance center affected by the proposed charter, and, if
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1by a petition in support of the charter school signed by
2certified teachers and a petition in support of the charter
3school signed by parents and guardians and, if applicable, by a
4vote of the local school council held at a public meeting. In
5the case of all other proposals to establish a charter school,
6evidence of sufficient support to fill the number of pupil
7seats set forth in the proposal may be demonstrated by a
8petition in support of the charter school signed by parents and
9guardians of students eligible to attend the charter school. In
10all cases, the individuals, organizations, or entities who
11initiate the proposal to establish a charter school may elect,
12in lieu of including any petition referred to in this
13subsection as a part of the proposal submitted to the local
14school board, to demonstrate that the charter school has
15received the support referred to in this subsection by other
16evidence and information presented at the public meeting that
17the local school board is required to convene under this
19    (c) Within 45 days of receipt of a charter school proposal,
20the local school board shall convene a public meeting to obtain
21information to assist the board in its decision to grant or
22deny the charter school proposal. A local school board may
23develop its own process for receiving charter school proposals
24on an annual basis that follows the same timeframes as set
25forth in this Article. Only after the local school board
26process is followed may a charter school applicant appeal to



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1the Commission.
2    (d) Notice of the public meeting required by this Section
3shall be published in a community newspaper published in the
4school district in which the proposed charter is located and,
5if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper published in
6the county and having circulation in the school district. The
7notices shall be published not more than 10 days nor less than
85 days before the meeting and shall state that information
9regarding a charter school proposal will be heard at the
10meeting. Copies of the notice shall also be posted at
11appropriate locations in the school or attendance center
12proposed to be established as a charter school, the public
13schools in the school district, and the local school board
14office. If 45 days pass without the local school board holding
15a public meeting, then the charter applicant may submit the
16proposal to the Commission, where it must be addressed in
17accordance with the provisions set forth in subsection (g) of
18this Section.
19    (e) Within 30 days of the public meeting, the local school
20board shall vote, in a public meeting, to either grant or deny
21the charter school proposal. If the local school board has not
22voted in a public meeting within 30 days after the public
23meeting, then the charter applicant may submit the proposal to
24the Commission, where it must be addressed in accordance with
25the provisions set forth in subsection (g) of this Section.
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1subsection (e) of this Section, the local school board shall
2file a report with the State Board granting or denying the
3proposal. If the local school board has approved the proposal,
4within Within 30 days of receipt of the local school board's
5report, the State Board shall determine whether the approved
6charter proposal is consistent with the provisions of this
7Article and, if the approved proposal complies, certify the
8proposal pursuant to Section 27A-6; provided that for any
9charter proposal submitted to the State Board within one year
10after July 30, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-105),
11the State Board shall have 60 days from receipt to determine
12such consistency and certify the proposal.
13    (g) If the local school board votes to deny the proposal,
14then the charter school applicant has 30 days from the date of
15that vote to submit an appeal to the Commission. In such
16instances or in those instances referenced in subsections (d)
17and (e) of this Section, the Commission shall follow the same
18process and be subject to the same timelines for review as the
19local school board.
20    (h) The Commission may reverse a local school board's
21decision to deny a charter school proposal if the Commission
22finds that the proposal (i) is in compliance with this Article
23and (ii) is in the best interests of the students the charter
24school is designed to serve. Final decisions of the Commission
25are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review



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1    (i) In the case of a charter school proposed to be jointly
2authorized by 2 or more school districts, the local school
3boards may unanimously deny the charter school proposal with a
4statement that the local school boards are not opposed to the
5charter school, but that they yield to the Commission in light
6of the complexities of joint administration.
7(Source: P.A. 96-105, eff. 7-30-09; 96-734, eff. 8-25-09;
896-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
9    (105 ILCS 5/27A-9)
10    Sec. 27A-9. Term of charter; renewal.
11    (a) A charter may be granted for a period not less than 5
12and not more than 10 school years. A charter may be renewed in
13incremental periods not to exceed 5 school years.
14    (b) A charter school renewal proposal submitted to the
15local school board or the Commission State Board, as the
16chartering entity, shall contain:
17        (1) A report on the progress of the charter school in
18    achieving the goals, objectives, pupil performance
19    standards, content standards, and other terms of the
20    initial approved charter proposal; and
21        (2) A financial statement that discloses the costs of
22    administration, instruction, and other spending categories
23    for the charter school that is understandable to the
24    general public and that will allow comparison of those
25    costs to other schools or other comparable organizations,



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1    in a format required by the State Board.
2    (c) A charter may be revoked or not renewed if the local
3school board or the Commission State Board, as the chartering
4entity, clearly demonstrates that the charter school did any of
5the following, or otherwise failed to comply with the
6requirements of this law:
7        (1) Committed a material violation of any of the
8    conditions, standards, or procedures set forth in the
9    charter.
10        (2) Failed to meet or make reasonable progress toward
11    achievement of the content standards or pupil performance
12    standards identified in the charter.
13        (3) Failed to meet generally accepted standards of
14    fiscal management.
15        (4) Violated any provision of law from which the
16    charter school was not exempted.
17    In the case of revocation, the local school board or the
18Commission State Board, as the chartering entity, shall notify
19the charter school in writing of the reason why the charter is
20subject to revocation. The charter school shall submit a
21written plan to the local school board or the Commission State
22Board, whichever is applicable, to rectify the problem. The
23plan shall include a timeline for implementation, which shall
24not exceed 2 years or the date of the charter's expiration,
25whichever is earlier. If the local school board or the
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1the charter school has failed to implement the plan of
2remediation and adhere to the timeline, then the chartering
3entity shall revoke the charter. Except in situations of an
4emergency where the health, safety, or education of the charter
5school's students is at risk, the revocation shall take place
6at the end of a school year. Nothing in this amendatory Act of
7the 96th General Assembly shall be construed to prohibit an
8implementation timetable that is less than 2 years in duration.
9    (d) (Blank).
10    (e) Notice of a local school board's decision to deny,
11revoke or not to renew a charter shall be provided to the
12Commission and the State Board. The Commission State Board may
13reverse a local board's decision if the Commission State Board
14finds that the charter school or charter school proposal (i) is
15in compliance with this Article, and (ii) is in the best
16interests of the students it is designed to serve. The State
17Board may condition the granting of an appeal on the acceptance
18by the charter school of funding in an amount less than that
19requested in the proposal submitted to the local school board.
20Final decisions of the Commission State Board shall be subject
21to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law.
22    (f) Notwithstanding other provisions of this Article, if
23the Commission State Board on appeal reverses a local board's
24decision or if a charter school is approved by referendum, the
25Commission State Board shall act as the authorized chartering
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1approve and certify the charter and shall perform all functions
2under this Article otherwise performed by the local school
3board. The State Board shall determine whether the charter
4proposal approved by the Commission is consistent with the
5provisions of this Article and, if the approved proposal
6complies, certify the proposal pursuant to this Article. The
7State Board shall report the aggregate number of charter school
8pupils resident in a school district to that district and shall
9notify the district of the amount of funding to be paid by the
10Commission State Board to the charter school enrolling such
11students. The Commission State Board shall require the charter
12school to maintain accurate records of daily attendance that
13shall be deemed sufficient to file claims under Section 18-8.05
14notwithstanding any other requirements of that Section
15regarding hours of instruction and teacher certification. The
16State Board shall withhold from funds otherwise due the
17district the funds authorized by this Article to be paid to the
18charter school and shall pay such amounts to the charter
20    (g) For charter schools authorized by the Commission, the
21Commission shall quarterly certify to the State Board the
22student enrollment for each of its charter schools.
23    (h) For charter schools authorized by the Commission, the
24State Board shall pay directly to a charter school any federal
25or State aid attributable to a student with a disability
26attending the school.



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1(Source: P.A. 96-105, eff. 7-30-09.)
2    (105 ILCS 5/27A-12)
3    Sec. 27A-12. Evaluation; report. On or before September 30
4of every odd-numbered year, all local school boards with at
5least one charter school, as well as the Commission, shall
6submit to the State Board any information required by the State
7Board pursuant to applicable rule. On or before the second
8Wednesday in January of every even-numbered year, the State
9Board shall issue a report to the General Assembly and the
10Governor on its findings for the previous 2 school years. The
11State Board's report shall summarize all of the following:
12        (1) The authorizer's strategic vision for chartering
13    and progress toward achieving that vision.
14        (2) The academic and financial performance of all
15    operating charter schools overseen by the authorizer,
16    according to the performance expectations for charter
17    schools set forth in this Article.
18        (3) The status of the authorizer's charter school
19    portfolio, identifying all charter schools in each of the
20    following categories: approved (but not yet open),
21    operating, renewed, transferred, revoked, not renewed,
22    voluntarily closed, or never opened.
23        (4) The authorizing functions provided by the
24    authorizer to the charter schools under its purview,
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1    detailed in annual audited financial statements, which
2    must conform with generally accepted accounting
3    principles. Board shall compile annual evaluations of
4    charter schools received from local school boards and shall
5    prepare an annual report on charter schools.
6    On or before the second Wednesday of every even-numbered
7year, the State Board shall issue a report to the General
8Assembly and the Governor on its findings for the previous 2
9school years; provided that the report issued in 2010 need only
10report on the 2008-2009 school year.
11    Further, in In the report required by this Section, the
12State Board (i) shall compare the performance of charter school
13pupils with the performance of ethnically and economically
14comparable groups of pupils in other public schools who are
15enrolled in academically comparable courses, (ii) shall review
16information regarding the regulations and policies from which
17charter schools were released to determine if the exemptions
18assisted or impeded the charter schools in meeting their stated
19goals and objectives, and (iii) shall include suggested changes
20in State law necessary to strengthen charter schools.
21    In addition, the State Board shall undertake and report on
22periodic evaluations of charter schools that include
23evaluations of student academic achievement, the extent to
24which charter schools are accomplishing their missions and
25goals, the sufficiency of funding for charter schools, and the
26need for changes in the approval process for charter schools.



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1    Based on the information that the State Board receives from
2authorizers and the State Board's ongoing monitoring of both
3charter schools and authorizers, the State Board has the power
4to remove the power to authorize from any authorizer in this
5State if the authorizer does not demonstrate a commitment to
6high-quality authorization practices and, if necessary, revoke
7the chronically low-performing charters authorized by the
8authorizer at the time of the removal. The State Board shall
9adopt rules as needed to carry out this power, including
10provisions to determine the status of schools authorized by an
11authorizer whose authorizing power is revoked.
12(Source: P.A. 96-105, eff. 7-30-09.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.