What are Charter Schools in Pennsylvania?

“Charter school” shall mean an independent public school established and operated under a charter from the local board of school directors and in which students are enrolled or attend. A charter school must be organized as a public, nonprofit corporation. Charters may not be granted to any for-profit entity. see pabulletin Annex A, Title 22 711.1. definitions

The basic concept of charter schools is that they exercise increased autonomy in return for accountability. They are accountable for both academic results and fiscal practices to several groups: the sponsor that grants them, the parents who choose them, and the public that funds them.

For the legal definition of a charter school in a Pennsylvania, consult the charter school law

Summary of Charter School Legislation
A charter school is an independent public school established and operated under a charter from the local board of school directors. Charter schools must be established as public nonprofit, nonsectarian entities by teachers, parents, institutions of higher education or museums.

 

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