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ISU Stephen B. Marvin Insurance AgencyCalifornia Assembly Bill: AB 1507Summary OverviewIntroduction:On October 3rd, 2019 Assembly Bill 1507 (by Christy Smith) was approved by the Governor after a 57-17 vote by the Assembly floor in September. The bill was drafted in early February due to complaints from local school districts about charters operating inside their borders despite being part of a different school district entirely, resulting in losses of revenue for some districts and gains for others. Thus, the bill banned the authorization of a charter school located outside of the school district it was approved by. Like AB 1505, this law gives more authority to local school districts and limits the abilities of new and renewing charter schools
Details:Overall, AB 1507 eliminates the authorization of a charter school located outside the boundaries of the authorizing school district or county, and allows nonclassroom-based charter schools to establish one or more resource centers within the jurisdiction of the school district where the charter school is located, as specified. Most changes will be enforced after January 1st, 2020.
⦁ Charter schools located outside of their approved district’s boundaries must submit a petition to the district they are physically located by January 1st, 2020. Also applies to the facilities of online and non-classroom charters.
⦁ Exempts charter schools located on Indian Reservations or charters stationed in a different district due to major disaster or emergency (declared by the president) for up to five years, subject to approval from district.⦁ Additional resource centers and facilities must also be located in the charters’ operating district, subject to approval from the district.
*Other stipulations may be found on the official legislative bill itself.*