ERIC Number: ED357426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-7
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut Task Force on Charter Schools Report. Prepared for the Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and the Connecticut State Board of Education Pursuant to Public Act 91-285.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
In this report, Connecticut's Task Force on Charter Schools recommends enacting legislation to establish six pilot charter schools to begin operation in fall 1994. As public schools or educational programs operating under a State Board of Education charter, charter schools would be: committed to quality student outcomes; staffed and controlled by certified teachers; and open to all students on an equal opportunity basis. The main body of the report consists of specific recommendations using a question-answer-discussion format. Church-related charter schools would not be permitted, and private schools would be ineligible to apply for charters. Like other state public schools, charter schools would be accountable for student achievement and assessment results. Teachers would be empowered to govern their charter school facilities; they would determine their school's curriculum and policies, develop annual budgets, set salaries, establish their own tenure rules, and make all employment decisions. Regulatory control would be minimal. Parents could choose to enroll their children in a charter school or withdraw them if dissatisfied with the school's performance. Because charter schools could draw enrollment from more than one town, they could attract diverse student bodies. For each child enrolled, a charter school would receive payment from the district where the student resides equal to 90 percent of the net current per pupil expenditure. Included are a proposed time line, a copy of the proposed statutory authority, and a report summary. (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut