ERIC Number: ED422645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
The Charter School Roadmap.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
To provide policymakers, practitioners, and other education leaders with the knowledge needed to consider the issues surrounding charter schools, a survey of these schools is offered. The text opens with an overview of charter-school basics, including the types of schools that are permissible and the legal status of charter schools. It analyzes the students served by charters and provides data on the total number of charter schools and the students attending them. How to sponsor a charter school, including the appeals process, is described, along with finance and fundraising, the funding approach, per-pupil expenditure, startup costs, facilities, temporary financial assistance, noninstructional services, and transportation. Issues of autonomy are described, such as waivers and control of budget, and information on oversight, renewal, and revocation is discussed. Details are also provided on teachers and staff, including teacher certification, salaries, pensions and benefits, and collective bargaining. Three appendices provide legislative examples of charters, list charter-school resources, and give a state-by-state analysis of charter-school laws. (RJM)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Policy Formation, School Administration, School Organization
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC. 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.