Legislative Update – NC State Senate Votes to Remove Cap on Public Charter Schools

The Senate floor in Raleigh, NC on February 23, 2011.


Yesterday was a good day for charter schools in North Carolina!

Live! The vote totals on Senate Bill 8.


The North Carolina State Senate took up Senate Bill 8 and voted convincingly to remove the cap on public charter schools.  The bill also creates a statewide charters commission to authorize schools and hold them accountable. The State Board of Education could veto the commission’s decisions with a three-quarters majority. The bill would preserve a current requirement that a charter school’s student body represent the racial and ethnic makeup of its community, but does not contain Democratic amendments requiring charters to provide transportation and meals to low-income children.  One more vote is required before the bill moves to the House.

The Learning Center! Charter School’s sole intent is to provide our  school community with information about what is happening politically in  our state regarding charter school law.  We solely seek to inform.

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