90-668 C.M.R. ch. 3, § 7 - COMMISSION DECISION

A decision to renew a charter school application must be made in accordance with Title 20-A,section 2411,subsection 6.

For the approval to renew an application a roll call vote with five (5) affirmative votes is required, except that if one or more seats on the Commission are vacant, a vote of two-thirds(2/3) of the current Commission membership is required.The Chair will call the roll alphabetically and will vote last.

The Commission's vote to renew a charter will be held in a public session at an announced(posted) meeting time and place. The decision will be based on sufficient progress toward meeting performance expectations, meeting standards of fiscal management, and compliance with the charter contract and with applicable law.

Upon the decision to renew pursuant to Title20-A, section 2411, subsection 2, a charter may be renewed for successive terms of 5 years, although the Commission may grant a renewal for a term not to exceed 15 years based on the performance, demonstrated capacities and particular circumstances of each public charter school. If a charter is renewed for more than 5 years, the Commission shall still issue a public charter school performance report every 5 years as called for by section 2. The Commission may grant renewal with specific conditions for necessary improvements to a public charter school.

Upon renewal a new contract with new performance expectations will be negotiated.


90-668 C.M.R. ch. 3, § 7

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