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CDE Transparency Requirement: List of Waivers Received by the Charter School & Standardized Description and Rational for Each Automatic Waiver.
Waivers for Charter Schools
The General Assembly enacted the Colorado Charter Schools Act of 1993 (Act), C.R.S. 22-30.5-101 et seq., to encourage new and innovative methods of educating students by allowing for public charter schools which would have greater control over decisions related to educational programming in exchange for increased accountability for performance. C.R.S. 22-30.5-102.
Consistent with this legislative intent, the Act allows charter schools to request waivers from certain state statutes and rules. There are two types of waivers: automatic and non-automatic waivers. Automatic waivers are automatically granted to charter schools upon the establishment and renewal of a charter contract, whereas non-automatic waivers require rationale and replacement plans.
HB17-1375 (concerning mill levy equalization for charter schools) requires that charter schools provide a list of their school's waivers from state statute, including both automatic and non-automatic waivers. In addition, for all non-automatic waivers from state statute, schools are required to provide a copy of the plan that explains the manner in which the charter school will meet the intent of the waived statute.
A list of Stargate waivers is provided below.
HB17-1375, Rationale and Replacement Plan for Waivers from State Statute and Rule
Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Guidance
For additional information about Stargate funding visit our Charter School Finance 101 page or utilize the Quick Links on this page.