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Colorado Board of Education passes rules for charters, online schools

January 12, 2012

The Colorado State Board of Education met this week for a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Highlights from the meeting include:

Rules

The Colorado State Board of Education adopted two sets of rules at yesterday’s meeting. Rules for the administration, certification and oversight of Colorado online programs were amended to incorporate changes to financial reporting and accountability required by House Bill 11-1277. The new rules better align online schools with other schools in the state, establish new quality standards and allow the state to more thoroughly scrutinize new applications for online schools.

The Board also approved standards for charter schools and charter school authorizers which include recommendations for charter schools and their authorizers. Legislation from 2010 established a Charter School and Charter Authorizer Standards Review Committee to make recommendations to the state board and education committees regarding standards. As a result of the board’s deliberation and refinements, it opted to change the name of the document from “rules” to “guiding principles” to allow districts more latitude for innovation.

If you want to see this at the CDE News Site Click Here:http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/Releases/20120112sbehighlights.html

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