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AB-1506 Charter schools: statewide total.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill No. 1506

Introduced by Assembly Members McCarty and O’Donnell

February 22, 2019

An act to amend Section 47602 of the Education Code, relating to charter schools.


AB 1506, as introduced, McCarty. Charter schools: statewide total.
The Charter Schools Act of 1992 limits the number of charter schools authorized to operate in this state, as provided.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions, including deleting an obsolete provision relating to a Legislative Analyst’s Office report.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 47602 of the Education Code is amended to read:

 (a) (1)In the 1998–99 school year, the maximum total number of charter schools authorized to operate in this state shall be 250. In the 1999–2000 school year, and in each successive school year thereafter, an additional 100 charter schools are authorized to operate in this state each successive school year. For the purposes of implementing this section, the State Board of Education state board shall assign a number to each charter petition that it grants pursuant to subdivision (j) of Section 47605 or Section 47605.8 and to each charter notice it receives pursuant to this part, based on the chronological order in which the notice is received. Each The number assigned by the state board on or after January 1, 2003, shall correspond to a single petition that identifies a charter school that will operate within the geographic and site limitations of this part. The State Board of Education state board shall develop a numbering system for charter schools that identifies each school associated with a charter and that operates within the existing limit on the number of charter schools that can be approved each year. For purposes of this section, sites that share educational programs and serve similar pupil populations may shall not be counted as separate schools. Sites that do not share a common educational program shall be considered separate schools for purposes of this section. The limits contained in this paragraph may subdivision may not be waived by the State Board of Education state board pursuant to Section 33050 or any other provision of law.

(2)By July 1, 2003, the Legislative Analyst shall, pursuant to the criteria in Section 47616.5, report to the Legislature on the effectiveness of the charter school approach authorized under this part and recommend whether to expand or reduce the annual rate of growth of charter schools authorized pursuant to this section.

(b) No A charter shall not be granted under this part that authorizes the conversion of any a private school to a charter school. No A charter school shall not receive any public funds for a pupil if the pupil also attends a private school that charges the pupil’s family for tuition. The State Board of Education state board shall adopt regulations to implement this section.