Bill Summary for H 514 (2017-2018)

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Apr 24 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 514 (Local) Filed Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Intro. by Brawley.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:

Clarifies definitions in new GS 115C-218(a1) to provide that the definition of a charter school board includes the governing body of a municipality serving ex officio as the charter school board.  Defines nonprofit corporation to be a private nonprofit corporation that receives federal tax exempt status no later than 24 months following final approval of the charter.

Clarifies that the information in the charter school application under GS 115C-218.1 about the governance structure of a municipal charter school board includes the names of the municipality's governing board, if serving ex officio as the charter school board, or other board members. Adds that for municipal applicants, the application must also include the process that the school will follow to ensure parental involvement.

Clarifies amendment to GS 115C-218.15(b) to provide that a charter school shall be operated by either a nonprofit corporation or a municipality, makes technical conforming change to subsection (b2), and deletes change to subsection (d).

Makes technical changes to amendments to GS 115C-218.25 and GS 115C-218.90.

Deletes Sections 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, and 16 of the bill and renumbers the remaining sections accordingly.

Amends GS 160A-209 to allow a city to levy property taxes in order to, among other allowable purposes, provide for a municipally operated charter school.