GCSA Calls for Support of House Bill 430
The Georgia Charter School Association is asking for support of Georgia House Bill 430 which contains a number of charter school-related recommendations from the Governor's Education Reform Commission of 2015.
The Georgia House approved House Bill 430, sponsored by Lawrenceville Representative Buzz Brockway, by a vote of 127-33 on March 3. Now the bill moves to the Senate.
If approved, the bill would:
Provide every charter school in the state with $100,000 per year for day-to-day facility needs.
Set minimum standards by which all charter school authorizers must live up to.
Allow locally approved charter schools the opportunity to seek State Charter Schools Commission approval if their district fails to meet authorizer standards.
Better define "unused district facilities" for locally approved charter schools to utilize.
Establish a third party mediator when a district and charter disagree on the determination of an unused district facility.
Ensure that Georgia's charter schools receive equitable distribution of federal title funds.
You can show your support for the bill by visiting THIS LINK.