Charter Application Process
An application to establish a charter school shall be submitted to the local school board of the district where the charter school will be located. The local school board shall hold at least one public hearing on the provisions of the charter school application. The local school board shall grant or deny the charter school application. A charter school applicant has the option to revise and resubmit a denied charter school application to the local school board or appeal the decision of the local school board to the Charter School Appeal Board.
The following table contains the charter school application timeline as contained in the Charter School Law. Applicants should consult with the local school board to which an application is being submitted for any other time requirements associated with the charter school application process.
|November 1||Applications are due.|
|Within 45 days of receipt of application||Public hearings are held.|
|No later than 75 days after the first public hearing on the application||Applications are granted or denied.|
The Charter School Law provides specific timelines and procedures for the charter school application process. Applicants should consult with legal counsel for assistance with this process.