ERIC Number: ED429346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Charter School Information Packet and Handbook. The Colorado Charter Schools Act of 1993. Sixth Edition.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This handbook provides information on Colorado's charter-school program. It explains the process for establishing charter schools and discusses the purpose these schools serve. Information on how to apply for a charter is given and includes the required elements of a charter application, such as goals and objectives, educational program and standards, plan for evaluation and performance, proposed budget, waivers, and governance and operation. Other considerations for applicants, such as the length of the charter, the charter-school site, the grounds for denying a charter application, food service, and what is required for special education are also provided. The guide features a summary of Colorado's regulations for schools in the state, along with a list of federal statutes that affect the establishment of charter schools. Information on organizational and resource persons and additional resources and research information are listed. Nine appendices feature further details on the Colorado Charter Schools Act, a list of charter schools in the state, ways to understand school finance, rules for the administration of the waiver statute, state board appeal procedures, order forms, timelines for Colorado Student Assessment Program, allocating state-administered funds to charters, and Colorado's Basic Literacy Act. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado