Charter School Improvement Plans - The 2006 Legislature enacted HB 7103 which substantially amends provisions of s. 1002.33, F.S. The bill revises numerous provisions related to charter schools and adds new academic accountability requirements for charter schools graded D or F, including the development and implementation of school improvement plans. September 2006.
Statutory Requirements - This is from the Ethics in Education Act which became effective on July 1, 2008. (Senate Bill 1712) This act requires Florida School Boards including charter schools and private schools that take McKay Scholarships to adopt policies establishing standards of ethical conduct for instructional personnel and school administrators.
Revised Asbestos Regulations and Charter Schools- The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), passed by Congress in 1986, required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish federal regulations that safeguard school children from asbestos exposure in school buildings. The "Asbestos in Schools Rule" (40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E) sets forth specific regulatory requirements designed to protect students, teachers, and other school employees from exposure to asbestos within schools. Charter Schools are subject to AHERA's requirements and are required to designate a person to inspect for asbestos-containing building materials and prepare management plans that make recommendations for the reduction of asbestos hazards. November 2006.
Charter School Grant Administrative Fees - TAP: This Technical Assistance Paper clarifies the regulations regarding the deduction of funds for indirect costs, including administrative fees or expenses, from a sub-grant awarded to an eligible applicant. October 2005.