View Amendment Current Amendment: 12222DG12.docx to Bill 3241     Senator MATTHEWS proposed the following amendment (NBD\12222DG12):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting in its entirety Section 59-40-100(A), as contained in SECTION 9, page 17, lines 5-25, and inserting:

/     (A)(1)     Subject to item (2), an An existing public school may be converted into a charter school if two-thirds of the faculty and instructional staff employed at the school and two-thirds of all voting parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school agree to the filing of an application with the local school board of trustees for the conversion and formation of that school into a charter school. Parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school must be given the opportunity to vote on the conversion. Parents or guardians of a student shall have one vote for each student enrolled in the school seeking conversion. The application must be submitted pursuant to Section 59-40-70(A)(5) by the principal of that school or his designee who must be considered the applicant. The application must include all information required of other applications pursuant to this chapter. The local school board of trustees shall approve or disapprove this application in the same manner it approves or disapproves other applications. The existence of another charter granting authority must not be grounds for disapproving a school desiring to convert to a charter school.
        (2)     If a proposed conversion school is located within a local school district that has outstanding general obligation bond debt as determined by the local school district board of trustees, the school may be converted into a charter school if sixty-seven percent of the faculty and instructional staff employed at the school and more than fifty-one percent of the residents of the school district participating in a referendum held by the school district agree to the filing of the application with the local school board of trustees for the conversion and formation of that school into a charter school.         /
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.