Instructions for Revocation of a Charter Agreement
The chartering district may choose to revoke or not renew the charter agreement if it is determined that the charter school does not meet the requirements of the written charter agreement, or if it is determined that the charter school is in violation of any of the following:
- One or more material violation of the charter agreement
- Failure to meet the requirements for student performance as outlined in Chapter 5 of the Pennsylvania School Code
- Failure to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management or audit requirements.
- Violation of any provision of law from which the charter school has not be exempted, include federal laws and regulations governing children with disabilities
- Conviction of fraud (24 P.S §17-1729-A)
Notice of revocation or non-renewal of a charter should be given by the local board of school directors of a school district to the governing board of the charter school and should state the grounds for such action with reasonable specificity and adequate notice of the date on which the public hearing concerning the revocation will be held.
Districts may use Attachment A along with the charter school application for renewal (specifically state assessment reports and fiscal spreadsheets) to provide the list of reasons and evidence for possible non-renewal
|| The local board of school directors must provide specific reasons for their determination to revoke the charter and must provide reasonable notice governing board of the charter school of the date on which the public hearing will be held.|
The public meeting must be pursuant to the Sunshine Act and public notice must allow the 30 days to provide comment to the board.
| 30 days after the public hearing
|| The school board must provide formal notification of renewal or non-renewal to the charter school.|
| Following notice of non-renewal
|| The charter school may seek appeal through the state's Charter School Appeals Board|