HR 1525

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1525

To provide high-quality public charter school options for students by enabling such public charter schools to expand and replicate.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2011

Mr. POLIS (for himself, Mr. HOLT, Ms. DEGETTE, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. PAULSEN, Mr. HIMES, and Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To provide high-quality public charter school options for students by enabling such public charter schools to expand and replicate.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. CHARTER SCHOOL EXPANSION AND REPLICATION.

`SEC. 5210. CHARTER SCHOOL EXPANSION AND REPLICATION.

`(aa) developing a multi-year financial and operating model for the eligible entity; and

`(bb) including, with the plan, evidence of the demonstrated commitment of current partners, as of the time of the application, for the proposed project and of broad support from stakeholders critical to the project's long-term success;

`(aa) financial plan and policies, including financial controls and audit requirements;

`(bb) plan for identifying and successfully (in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations) serving students with disabilities, students who are English language learners, students who are academically behind their peers, and gifted students; and

`(cc) capacity and capability to successfully launch and subsequently operate a public charter school, including the backgrounds of the individuals applying to the agency to operate such school and any record of such individuals operating a school;

`(aa) a greater percentage of low-income students; and

`(bb) a greater percentage of not less than 2 groups of students described in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II); and

`SEC. 5200. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUBPARTS 1 AND 2.

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