HB206 HFA Espinosa 6-18 #5
Delegate Espinosa moved to amend the bill on page 40, section 1, lines 33-34, by striking out subsection (g) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (g) as follows:
(g) The total number of public charter schools authorized and in operation under an approved contract in this state shall be limited to 3 pilot public charter schools until July 1, 2023. The State Board shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability by November 1, 2022, and every 3 years thereafter, on the status of the state’s public charter schools. LOCEA shall report its findings and recommendations, if any, to the Legislature during its next Regular Session. Beginning July 1, 2023, and every 3 years thereafter, an additional 3 public charter schools may be authorized and in operation under an approved contract in this state. The School for the Deaf and Blind and a Mountaineer Challenge Academy, if converted to public charter schools, shall not count towards the limitation established by this subsection.