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Section 16-6F-4 Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have
the following meanings: (1) APPLICANT. Any group with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or that
has submitted an application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that develops and submits an
application for a public charter school to an authorizer. (2) APPLICATION. A proposal from
an applicant to an authorizer to enter into a charter contract whereby the proposed school
obtains public charter school status. (3) AT-RISK STUDENT. A student who has an economic or
academic disadvantage that requires special services and assistance to succeed in educational
programs. The term includes, but is not limited to, students who are members of economically
disadvantaged families, students who are identified as having special education needs, students
who are limited in English proficiency, students who are at risk of dropping out of high school,
and students who do not meet minimum standards of academic proficiency.... - 5K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6F-6 Authorization of establishment; Alabama Public Charter School Commission; registration
requirements; powers and duties of authorizers. (a) Eligible authorizing entities. (1) A public
charter school shall not be established in this state unless its establishment is authorized
by this section. No governmental entity or other entity, other than an entity expressly granted
chartering authority as set forth in this section, may assume any authorizing function or
duty in any form. The following entities shall be authorizers of public charter schools: a.
A local school board, for chartering of schools within the boundaries of the school system
under its jurisdiction, pursuant to state law. b. The Alabama Public Charter School Commission,
pursuant to this section. (2) A local school board that registers as an authorizer may approve
or deny an application to form a public charter school within the boundaries of the local
school system overseen by the local school board. (3) All... - 21K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6F-5 Enrollment; credits; student capacity; records. (a) Open enrollment. (1) A
public charter school shall be open to any student residing in the state. (2) A school system
shall not require any student enrolled in the school system to attend a start-up public charter
school. (3) A public charter school shall not limit admission based on ethnicity, national
origin, religion, gender, income level, disability, proficiency in the English language, or
academic or athletic ability. (4) A public charter school may limit admission to students
within a given age group or grade level and may be organized around a special emphasis, theme,
or concept as stated in the school's charter application, but fluency or competence in the
theme may not be used as a standard for enrollment. (5) A public charter school shall enroll
all students who wish to attend the school, unless the number of students exceeds the capacity
of the facility identified for the public charter school. (6) If... - 4K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6F-7 Applicant proposals; conversion to public charter school; terms of charters;
contracts. (a) Request for proposals. (1) To solicit, encourage, and guide the development
of quality public charter school applications, every local school board, in its role as public
charter school authorizer, shall issue and broadly publicize a request for proposals for public
charter school applications by July 17, 2015, and by November 1 in each subsequent year. The
content and dissemination of the request for proposals shall be consistent with the purposes
and requirements of this act. (2) Public charter school applicants may submit a proposal for
a particular public charter school to no more than one local school board at a time. (3) The
department shall annually establish and disseminate a statewide timeline for charter approval
or denial decisions, which shall apply to all authorizers in the state. (4) Each local school
board's request for proposals shall present the board's strategic... - 16K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6F-8 Performance framework; oversight; renewal; revocation; school closure and dissolution;
reporting. (a) Performance framework. (1) The performance provisions within the charter contract
shall be based on a performance framework that clearly sets forth the academic and operational
performance indicators, measures, and metrics that will guide the authorizer's evaluations
of each public charter school. The performance framework shall include indicators, measures,
and metrics for, at a minimum: a. Student academic proficiency, which includes, but is not
limited to, performance on state standardized assessments. b. Student academic growth, which
includes, but is not limited to, performance on state standardized assessments. c. Achievement
gaps in both proficiency and growth between major student subgroups. d. Attendance. e. Recurrent
enrollment from year to year. f. Postsecondary readiness for high schools. g. Financial performance
and sustainability. h. Board performance and... - 14K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6F-10 Reporting of enrollment, attendance, etc.; funding. (a) Enrollment. Students
enrolled in and attending public charter schools shall be included in all enrollment and attendance
counts of students of the local school system in which the students reside. The public charter
school shall report all such data to the local school systems of residence in a timely manner.
Each local school system shall report such enrollment, attendance, and other counts of students
to the department in the manner required by the department. (b) Operational funding. (1) The
following provisions govern operational funding: a. In their initial year, and in subsequent
years to accommodate growth as articulated in their application, funding for public charter
schools shall be provided from the Education Trust Fund in the Foundation Program appropriation
for current units. Subsequent year funding for public charter schools shall be based on the
Foundation Program allocation and other public school... - 6K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-5-8 Review, coordination, establishment, etc., of programs; transfer of credits;
Articulation and General Studies Committee. (a)(1) The Commission on Higher Education is authorized
to review periodically all new and existing programs and units of instruction, research, and
public service funded by state appropriations at the state universities and colleges and to
share with the appropriate governing board, through the president of the institution, and
state Legislature, its recommendations. (2) As a part of its program review process, the commission
shall enforce, monitor, and report on minimum degree productivity standards for all existing
programs of instruction at public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
Productivity standards shall be based, primarily, but not exclusively, on the annual average
number of degrees conferred during a five-year period for senior institutions and a three-year
period for two-year institutions, as verified by the... - 13K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-44B-1 Compact. ARTICLE I PURPOSE It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers
to education success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and
deployment of their parents by: A. Facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military
families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the
transfer of education records from the previous school district(s) or variations in entrance/age
requirements. B. Facilitating the student placement process through which children of military
families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing,
grading, course content or assessment. C. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for
enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic,
and social activities. D. Facilitating the on-time graduation of children of military families.
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Section 16-6F-9 Legal status and powers of public charter schools; employees. (a) Legal status
of a public charter school. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, to the
extent that any provision of this chapter is inconsistent with any other state or local law,
rule, or regulation, the provisions of this chapter shall govern and be controlling. (2) A
public charter school shall be subject to all federal laws and authorities enumerated herein
or arranged by charter contract with the school's authorizer, where such contracting is consistent
with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. (3) Except as provided in this chapter, a public
charter school shall not be subject to the state's education statutes or any state or local
rule, regulation, policy, or procedure relating to non-charter public schools within an applicable
local school system regardless of whether such rule, regulation, policy, or procedure is established
by the local school board, the State Board of... - 8K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-1-41.1 School board governance improvement. (a) This section shall be known and
may be cited as the School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012. (b) The Legislature finds
and declares all of the following: (1) That the purpose of this section is to enhance the
effectiveness of public education governance in Alabama through the establishment of training
requirements, boardsmanship standards, and accountability measures that are designed to promote
informed deliberations and decisions, to revise the qualifications for serving as a member
of a local board of education, to provide for a code of conduct for each member of a local
board of education in order to better ensure that any decision or action of a local board
of education is based on the interests of students or the system, and to foster the development
and implementation of organizational practices that are designed to promote broad support
of the public schools. (2) A local board of education is the legally... - 11K - Match Info - Similar pages

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