HB2012 SFA Romano 3-01 #1

Toney  7816


Senator Romano moved to amend the bill on page nine, section five, lines nineteen through twenty-six, by striking out all of subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (b), to read as follows:

(b)  The state board shall promulgate a rule in accordance with §29A-3B-1 et seq. of this code to ensure that the accountability of public charter schools meet the standards for student performance required of other public school students under §18-2E-5 of this code and the accountability of authorizers for ensuring that those standards are met in the schools authorized by it.  If an authorizer fails to close a public charter school that does not meet the standards, the authorizer shall appear before the state board to justify its decision.  The state board may uphold or overturn the authorizer’s decision and may revoke the authority of the authorizer to authorize public charter schools.