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§ 20-2-2085 - Petition requirements for commission charter school

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O.C.G.A.20-2-2085 (2010) 20-2-2085.Petition requirements for commission charter school (a)Charterschool petitions submitted to the commission shall be subject to StateBoard of Education rules and regulations established pursuant to thisarticle and as otherwise applicable to charter schools.(b)Apetitioner for a commission charter school shall submit a petition for astart-up charter school to the local board of education in which theschool is to be located and to each local school system from which thecommission charter school plans to enroll students prior to orconcurrently with a corresponding petition to the commission unless theproposed commission charter school plans to enroll students from five ormore counties; provided, however, that the commission shall not act onthe commission charter school petition until the local board ofeducation or local boards of education have had the opportunity toapprove or deny the petition for a start-up charter school in accordancewith State Board of Education rules and regulations. Local board ofeducation approval or denial of a start-up charter school petition shallnot preclude the petitioner from seeking authorization from thecommission. A petitioner shall not be required to seek authorizationfrom the commission for a commission charter school if the local boardof education or local boards of education approve the petition for astart-up charter school; provided, however, that such start-up charterschool shall be governed by Article 31 of this chapter. The commissionshall take into consideration any support or opposition by the localboard of education or local boards of education on a start-up charterschool petition when it votes to approve or deny a correspondingcommission charter school petition.
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  • O.C.G.A. 20-2-2085 (2010)
    20-2-2085. Petition requirements for commission charter school


    (a) Charter school petitions submitted to the commission shall be subject to State Board of Education rules and regulations established pursuant to this article and as otherwise applicable to charter schools.

    (b) A petitioner for a commission charter school shall submit a petition for a start-up charter school to the local board of education in which the school is to be located and to each local school system from which the commission charter school plans to enroll students prior to or concurrently with a corresponding petition to the commission unless the proposed commission charter school plans to enroll students from five or more counties; provided, however, that the commission shall not act on the commission charter school petition until the local board of education or local boards of education have had the opportunity to approve or deny the petition for a start-up charter school in accordance with State Board of Education rules and regulations. Local board of education approval or denial of a start-up charter school petition shall not preclude the petitioner from seeking authorization from the commission. A petitioner shall not be required to seek authorization from the commission for a commission charter school if the local board of education or local boards of education approve the petition for a start-up charter school; provided, however, that such start-up charter school shall be governed by Article 31 of this chapter. The commission shall take into consideration any support or opposition by the local board of education or local boards of education on a start-up charter school petition when it votes to approve or deny a corresponding commission charter school petition.

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