March 9, 2018
Bonnie Cox, President
Hilary Denk and Heather Cunningham, Issues Co-Chairs
Jean Pierce, Nancy Brandt and Claire McIntyre, Education Funding Issues Specialists
RE: HB 0768 -- Role of the State Charter School Commission
Please contact your state representative and ask her or him to
Vote YES on overriding the Governor's veto of HB 0768
, a bill that would stop the practice whereby the State Charter School Commission can hear appeals and override decisions by local school districts which deny charter applications.
WHY IT MATTERS
According to the Charter School position reached by consensus of Leagues throughout the state and approved by the State Board in March 2017, "The authority for approving and renewing charters should reside exclusively in the local school board." Local school boards are responsible for protecting taxpayers' interests. Their decisions regarding charter schools should not be subjected to reversal.
Please contact your State Representative TODAY!