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HB 21-1295: Rebuttable Presumption In Charter School Appeals

Bill Summary:

Under current law, an entity may appeal a decision by a school district board of education (local board) concerning a charter school to the state board of education (state board). The state board reviews the decision to determine whether it was contrary to the best interests of the students, school district, or community.

The bill creates a rebuttable presumption that a local board's decision was in the best interests of the students, school district, or community if the decision was based on at least one of several specified considerations. A person bringing an appeal may overcome the presumption by a preponderance of the evidence demonstrating that the decision was not based on at least one of those considerations.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

CEA Position Rationale: CEA supports a clear legal standard for appeals of denials. 
Tier: 3

CEA Supported

House Status: Postpone Indefinitely
Final Status: Postpone Indefinitely

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Pro-Education VoteAnti-Education VoteNo vote taken

House Votes:

Caraveo, YadiraDemocrat31Pro-Environment Vote
Exum, TonyDemocrat17Pro-Environment Vote
Kipp, CathyDemocrat52Pro-Environment Vote
Larson, ColinRepublican22Anti-Environment Vote
McLachlan, BarbaraDemocrat59Anti-Environment Vote
Michaelson Jenet, DafnaDemocrat30Anti-Environment Vote
Ransom, KimRepublican44Anti-Environment Vote
Young, MaryDemocrat50Pro-Environment Vote