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HB 583 (BR 1539) - B. Montell, S. Lee

     AN ACT relating to charter schools.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to describe the intent of the General Assembly and the purposes of authorizing charter schools; define terms; outline the requirements and limitations on the establishment of charter school including authorizers to be local boards of education, boards of trustees of state research universities, or boards of regents of state comprehensive universities; describe authorizer's roles and responsibilities; describe exemptions from law and required compliance areas for charter schools; and describe the application, approval, and renewal processes for charter schools; describe application process for existing schools to convert to charter schools; require state, federal, and local funds to be distributed to a charter school using formulas and allocation processes used in any other school; and provide that the Act shall be know as "The Francene Cucunillo Act".

     Mar 2-introduced in House
     Mar 4-to Education (H)

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