California bill to restrict charter school locations passed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A bill that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that charters them passed the state Assembly Tuesday, according to officials.

Senate Bill 1263, from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, is now scheduled to go back to the state Senate for a concurrence vote, officials said.

“This bill gives charter school families assurance that their local school districts will provide oversight, accountability and support, just like with all other public schools,” Pavley said Tuesday. “It closes a loophole that has been exploited to the detriment of legitimate charter schools.”

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