ERIC Number: ED453585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Wisconsin Charter Schools, 2000.
Benson, John T.; Fortier, John; Allen, Lawrence; Wicklund, Dennis
This report consists of a state summary of Wisconsin charter schools, a description of each charter school in operation, a description of charter schools opened in 2000, and appendixes listing teaching requirements for charter schools, Wisconsin Charter School law, and the chartering authority for each charter school. The state summary includes a history of the charter school program; a definition of the state sponsorship by school boards; and other chartering authorities (the Common Council of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); a description of the legal status of Wisconsin charter schools; a description of what charter schools can and cannot do, including licensure of teachers, non-discrimination, accessibility to all students, attendance requirements, and federal grants; the organization and governance of charter schools; differences in teaching requirements; sources of funding; and accountability requirements, since charter schools are exempt from many traditional state and local rules and regulations. (DFR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Governance, Government Publications, Institutional Autonomy, Legal Responsibility, Nontraditional Education, Organizational Objectives, Teacher Education
Education Options Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 (Bulletin No. 011.32). Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.