SB 0933 Establishes State Public Charter School Board
LR Number:4268S.02I Fiscal Note:4268-02
Last Action:02/16/00 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 933 - This act creates the State Public Charter School Board. The Board shall consist of: the Commissioner of Education, two members of the State Board of Education, three members of the public and three members of the business community. The public and business community members shall be United States citizens, at least twenty-four years of age, and Missouri residents for at least one year prior to appointment and shall be selected by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

The public and business community members shall selected to provide knowledge on the Board about student learning, teaching and evaluation of and accountability in successful schools; the operation of a financially sound enterprise and the educational, social and economic development needs of the state.

The Commissioner and members from the State Board of Education shall serve terms that run concurrently with their respective terms of office. All members shall serve staggered four-year terms which begin and end on January first.

The Board shall annually elect necessary officers from among its membership. The members of the Board shall not be compensated, but shall receive reimbursement for Board expenses. The Board may contract and sue and be sued.

Duties of the Board include reviewing and approving or denying charter school applications and sponsoring approved charter schools. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall provide necessary staffing to the Board.