The Florida school system has some of the nation’s most strict policies about where charter schools can operate, with some of them having led to some of their largest closures.
Now, the school district is taking another step in trying to figure out if charter schools are a good idea.
The Florida School Boards Association says it is considering changing the charter school rules to make it more difficult for charter schools to operate within their borders.
The association is looking into whether the current charter school system is working well, says Jim Miller, the association’s president.
Miller says the district needs “a lot more time to figure this out.”
The state requires that charter schools be run by independent groups that have to meet minimum standards for accountability, transparency, and community engagement.
But Miller says charter school expansion is only one of many ways that charter school districts can operate within the confines of the state’s charter schools law.
Some charter school groups are also seeking a waiver to create their own charter schools.
The state is currently considering a bill that would make it easier for charter school boards to get waivers.
The new law would allow charter school directors to opt out of the requirements for transparency and community involvement.
But some charter school critics are worried that charter boards could abuse that flexibility to make their own rules and set up their own schools.
In Florida, charter schools cannot operate outside their boundaries, but the state requires charter schools have a charter school board to approve their charter school applications.
The board would then have to approve them for enrollment.
But charter schools aren’t required to follow the rules that govern other public schools.
One example of a charter schools operating outside its boundaries is the Sarasota-based Independent Schools Florida, which is a charter for the Sarasole High School District.
But the district says it only operates within its boundaries.
In some ways, charter school schools are like private schools.
They have to follow strict rules, but charter schools don’t have to adhere to those rules, either, says Bob Stolle, the board’s chief operating officer.
He says charter schools also can’t set up separate districts.
And if a charter operator decides to build their own school within a city or county, they have to give the board a clear set of guidelines.
But that’s the nature of charter schools, Stolles says.
And he says charter board members have to be able to approve those decisions for their charter schools without having to sign off on them.
Some charter school advocates have expressed concern about the effect that charter expansion would have on local schools.
But Stolie says charter expansion is the only way that charter districts can expand beyond their borders and meet the needs of their students.
“It’s the only path that’s out there,” Stolue says.
The charter school law also requires that a charter be operated by an independent entity that has to be “independent” of the district.
The organization must be run independently from any district.
But it doesn’t have any legal authority to do that.
Stollem says that the charter board would need to agree to terms with the school operator.
“We have to get that agreement, because it’s not going to be there if there’s no agreement,” he says.