AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO VARIOUS CHARTER SCHOOL STATUTES AND OTHER EDUCATION STATUTES.
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Adds a new subsection (d) amending GS 115C-218.1 to direct the State Board of Education (SBE) and the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board to focus on a substantive review of the content of charter school applications to determine the likelihood of the proposed charter school meeting the requirements of GS 115C-218.5(a) (providing the findings that support the SBE granting final approval of a charter school application). Requires that the applicant receive timely notification of format issues or incomplete information and receive at least five business days to correct the defects in the application. Requires the Advisory Board to allow an applicant to address the Advisory Board regarding the application for at least 10 minutes immediately before there is any final vote on the application. Applies to initial applications for and the renewal of a charter school on or after the effective date of this act. Provides that this section becomes effective when the act becomes law and applies to initial applications for and the renewal of a charter on or after that date.
Amends the act's long title.