House Journal: Page 975: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
16 a. Improve student learning.
17 b. Increase learning opportunities for students.
18 c. Encourage the use of different and innovative
19 methods of teaching.
20 d. Require the measurement of learning outcomes
21 and create different and innovative forms of measuring
23 e. Establish new forms of accountability for
25 f. Create new professional opportunities for
26 teachers and other educators, including the
27 opportunity to be responsible for the learning program
28 at the school site.
29 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 256F.2 DEFINITIONS.
30 1. "Advisory council" means a council appointed by
31 the school board of directors of a charter school
32 pursuant to section 256F.5, subsection 4.
33 2. "Attendance center" means a public school
34 building that contains classrooms used for
35 instructional purposes for elementary, middle, or
36 secondary school students.
37 3. "Charter school" means a state public charter
38 school operated as a pilot program.
39 4. "Department" means the department of education.
40 5. "School board" means a board of directors
41 regularly elected by the registered voters of a school
43 6. "State board" means the state board of
45 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 256F.3 PILOT PROGRAM -
47 1. Commencing with the school year beginning July
48 1, 2002, the state board of education shall initiate a
49 pilot program to test the effectiveness of charter
1 2. To receive approval to establish a charter
2 school in accordance with this chapter, the principal,
3 teachers, or parents of students at an existing public
4 school shall submit an application to the school board
5 to convert an existing attendance center to a charter
6 school. An attendance center shall not enter into a
7 charter school contract with a school district under
8 this chapter unless the attendance center is located
9 within the school district. The application shall
10 demonstrate the support of at least fifty percent of
11 the teachers employed at the school and fifty percent
12 of the parents voting whose children are enrolled at
13 the school, provided that a majority of the parents
14 eligible to vote participate in the ballot process,
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