Measuring Up



weight: 2 | possible total: 8

2. A Variety of Charter Public Schools Allowed

2A. New startups.

2B. Public school conversions.

How well do states’ laws align to this component of the model law?

State

Charter Law Description

Score

Alabama

Alabama law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Alaska

Alaska law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Arizona

Arizona law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Arkansas

Arkansas law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

California

California law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Colorado

Colorado law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Connecticut

Connecticut law provides that state charters are new start-ups and are approved by the state board of education. It also provides that local charter schools are conversions of a district public school or part of a district public school into a charter school and are approved by the local or regional board of education of the school districts in which it is located and by the state board of education.

8

Delaware

Delaware law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

District of Columbia

The law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Florida

Florida law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Georgia

Georgia law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Hawaii

Hawaii law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Idaho

Idaho law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Illinois

Illinois law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Indiana

Indiana law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Iowa

Iowa law allows applications for converting an existing building into a charter school or creating a new building for a charter school (which is interpreted as a new start-up).

8

Kansas

Kansas law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Louisiana

Louisiana law allows new start-ups and public school conversions. Louisiana law divides them into types: Type 1 (new start-up approved by local school board); Type 2 (new start-up or public school conversion approved by state board of education); Type 3 (public school conversion approved by local school board); Type 3B (a former type 5 charter school transferred from the recovery school district to the administration and management of the transferring local school system); Type 4 (new start-up or public school conversion based on contract between local school board and state board of education), and Type 5 (public school conversion transferred to the recovery school district and authorized by the state board of education).

8

Maine

Maine law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Maryland

Maryland law allows new start-ups and public school conversions

8

Massachusetts

Massachusetts law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Michigan

Michigan law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Minnesota

Minnesota law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Mississippi

Mississippi law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Missouri

Missouri law allows new start-ups and public school conversions..

8

Nevada

Nevada law allows new start-ups but not public school conversions.

6

New Hampshire

New Hampshire law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

New Jersey

New Jersey law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

New Mexico

New Mexico law allows new start-ups but not public school conversions.

6

New York

New York law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

North Carolina

North Carolina law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Ohio

Ohio law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Oklahoma

Oklahoma law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Oregon

Oregon law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Rhode Island

Rhode Island law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

South Carolina

South Carolina law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Tennessee

Tennessee law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Texas

Texas law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Utah

Utah law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Virginia

Virginia law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Washington

Washington law allows new start-ups, but does not allow public school conversions.

6

Wisconsin

Wisconsin law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8

Wyoming

Wyoming law allows new start-ups and public school conversions.

8