Historical Documents

Charter Legislation

HB1759
Year:
1999
Senate Authors

Taylor, Williams, Hobson, Morgan, Wilcoxson, Ford, Campbell, and Williamson

House Authors

Benson, Begley, Blackburn, Boyd, Deutschendorf, Easley, McCarter, Roberts, Staggs, Stites, Wells, Sullivan (John) and Sullivan (Leonard)

Bill Description

An enormous education reform bill that addressed anything from the Open Transfer Act and the Charter School Act to school dress codes and curriculum standards. The Oklahoma Charter School Act was about 10 pages of the 47 page bill. Only school districts in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties are allowed to authorize schools.

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Oklahoma Charter School Statute References
Year:
1999
Senate Authors

N/A

House Authors

N/A

Bill Description

The purpose of the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act is to:

1. Improve studentlearning;

2. Increase learning opportunities for students;

3. Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods;

4. Provide additional academic choices for parents and students;

5. Require the measurement of student learning and create different and innovative forms of measuring student learning;

6. Establish new forms of accountability for schools; and

7. Create new professional opportunities for teachers and administrators including the opportunity to be responsible for the

learning program at the school site.

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HB1214
Year:
2000
Senate Authors

Fisher

House Authors

Ingmire, Staggs, Miller (Ray), Askins, Benge, Turner, Wells and Steele

Bill Description

A repealer, clean-up bill that changed the terms "vocational-technical center" in the Charter School Act to "technology center."

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HB2728
Year:
2000
Senate Authors

Taylor, Hobson, Williams and Morgan

House Authors

Benson, Askins, Beutler, Wells, Matlock, Covey, Easley, Turner and Perry

Bill Description

A bill that predominantly addressed how high school students earn credits and teacher certification, the charter act was amended to allow CareerTech Centers to charter schools within Oklahoma and Tulsa counties.

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SB713
Year:
2004
Senate Authors

Williams

House Authors

Roberts

Bill Description

Increased the amount of time an authorizer must notify a charter of their renewal status from 60 days to 8 months. There were slight changes in the charters were funded in their initial year, and the Charter Incentive Fund was aligned with the recent re-authorization of ESEA (1965) known as "No Child Left Behind."

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SB1493
Year:
2006
Senate Authors

Paddack

House Authors

Dank, Kiesel and Roan

Bill Description

A bill that largely dealt with special education and other education matters, SB1493 changed the way charters were funded. They were no longer included in WADM counts with school districts and the school district's average local and county revenues were no longer calculated in the formulation of a charter school's State Aid allocation. This implied that charter schools did not have access to local and county revenues and depended almost entirely on the State Aid formula for funding.

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HB1589
Year:
2007
Senate Authors

Eason, McIntyre and Jolley

House Authors

Shumate, Dank, Denney, Kern, McCarter, Terrill, Tibbs, Wesselhoft, Winchester and Pittman

Bill Description

This bill added universities as potential authorizers and added a cap that did not allow more than three new charters per fiscal year per county. Additionally, the bill added a requirement that potential applicants attend training provided by the State Department of Education prior to submission of an application.

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SB2100
Year:
2008
Senate Authors

Ford, Jolley

House Authors

Jones, Kern, Derby and Jackson

Bill Description

This bill allowed charters to serve pre-k students and if the charter were to change authorizers then the charter could retain any property obtained with public monies.

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HB2753
Year:
2010
Senate Authors

Coffee, Eason McIntyre, Ford, Jolley, Stanislawski, Mazzei and Branan

House Authors

Denney, Jones, Shumate, Kern, Sullivan, Wright (John), Tibbs, Nelson and Wesselhoft

Bill Description

A bill that added the State Board of Education as an authorizer when the applicant is the Office of Juvenile Affairs and allowed other authorizers to charter schools in districts "on the school improvement list as determined by the State Board of Education." The bill also removed the cap on new charters per year. Furthermore, the bill clarifies that the authorizer fee shall only apply to the State Aid allocation amount and not to any other revenues of the charter.

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SB1862
Year:
2010
Senate Authors

Coffee, Ford and Eason McIntyre

House Authors

Benge and Sullivan

Bill Description

This bill added Federally Recognized Indian Tribes as authorizers as long as the charter was for native language immersion and the tribe operated a high school under the Bureau of Indian Affairs prior to November 1, 2010. It removed caps and limitations on charter growth, clarified the authorizer fee language and added that students residing in the school district in which the charter school was located would have priority in enrollment.

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SB2212
Year:
2010
Senate Authors

Ford

House Authors

McDaniel (Randy) and Kern

Bill Description

Charter schools authorized by school districts would now be considered LEAs for the purposes of Federal funding.

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SB256
Year:
2011
Senate Authors

Ford

House Authors

Denney

Bill Description

Charter would now be eligible to receive current government lease rates.

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SB278
Year:
2011
Senate Authors

Stanislawski

House Authors

Hickman, Billy and Nelson

Bill Description

Allowed the State Board of Education to approve applications when the applicant had a contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

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SB445
Year:
2011
Senate Authors

Ford

House Authors

Denney and Cooksey

Bill Description

Students who reside in the school district where the charter school is located are not required to seek a transfer to enroll at the charter school.

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SB553
Year:
2011
Senate Authors

Sykes

House Authors

Jordan

Bill Description

This was a repealer, clean-up bill.

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SB1816
Year:
2012
Senate Authors

Stanislawski

House Authors

Quinn, Kern and Murphey

Bill Description

Creation of a board to oversee a statewide virtual charter school whose authorizer would be the State Board of Education.

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HB1385
Year:
2013
Senate Authors

Holt

House Authors

Coody

Bill Description

Cleans up language in the authorizer section to align more closely with No Child Left Behind. Specifically, authorizers' ability to sponsor schools outside of Oklahoma and Tulsa counties should be limited to those school districts listed by the State Department of Education as "in need of improvement," a technical term associated with Federal education code.

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SB267
Year:
2013
Senate Authors

Stanislawski

House Authors

Quinn and Nelson

Bill Description

Creates the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board as the sole authorizer of online charter schools in Oklahoma.

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SB1461
Year:
2014
Senate Authors

Stanislawski

House Authors

Denney

Bill Description

Every charter governing board must submit itemized statements of expenditures by September 1.

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HB1034
Year:
2015
Senate Authors

Loveless and Pittman

House Authors

Kirby, Denney and Billy

Bill Description

Allows Federally Recognized Indian Tribes to authorize charter schools on their federal trust land.

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SB136
Year:
2015
Senate Authors

Stanislawski

House Authors

Nelson

Bill Description

Empowering the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to approve supplemental online courses.

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SB505
Year:
2015
Senate Authors

Stanislawski

House Authors

Nelson

Bill Description

Creation of a revolving fund for the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board.

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SB782
Year:
2015
Senate Authors

Jolley, Loveless and Griffin

House Authors

Denney and Jordan

Bill Description

The larges overhaul of the Charter School Act since 1999. Increases accountability measures on charter schools and allows any school district in the state to authorize charter schools.

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HB1268
Year:
2016
Senate Authors

Jolley

House Authors

Denney

Bill Description

This bill corrected a scrivener's error, changing one word from "designed" to "designated."

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HB2720
Year:
2016
Senate Authors

Jolley

House Authors

Virgin and Denney

Bill Description

Clarifies and further defines "conversion schools." Allows school boards to convert traditional public schools into "conversion schools" that have charter-like status.

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HB3201
Year:
2016
Senate Authors

Sykes

House Authors

Grau

Bill Description

This was a repealer, clean-up bill.

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2006 Justice Alma Wilson SeeWorth Academy, Inc.
Year Executed
2006
Year Expired
2009
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
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2007 Santa Fe South High School
Year Executed
2007
Year Expired
2010
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
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2007 Dove Science Academy OKC
Year Executed
2007
Year Expired
2010
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
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2008 KIPP Reach College Preparatory
Year Executed
2008
Year Expired
2011
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2008 Santa Fe South Elementary School
Year Executed
2008
Year Expired
2011
Length
3
Authorizer
University of Oklahoma
Fee
5%
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2009 Alexis Rainbow Arts Academy
Year Executed
2009
Year Expired
Length
Authorizer
Langston University
Fee
5%
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2009 Harding Charter Preparatory High School
Year Executed
2009
Year Expired
2012
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2009 Harding Fine Arts Center, Inc.
Year Executed
2009
Year Expired
2012
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2010 Discovery School of Tulsa; Dove Science Academy - Tulsa
Year Executed
2010
Year Expired
2014
Length
4
Authorizer
Langston University
Fee
5%
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2010 Dove Science Academy Elementary
Year Executed
2010
Year Expired
2013
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2010 Santa Fe South Middle School
Year Executed
2010
Year Expired
2013
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2010 Tulsa School For Arts & Science
Year Executed
2010
Year Expired
2013
Length
3
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2011 Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy
Year Executed
2011
Year Expired
2016
Length
5
Authorizer
Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools
Fee
4%
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2011 Tsunadeloquasdi Cherokee Immersion Charter School
Year Executed
2011
Year Expired
2016
Length
5
Authorizer
Cherokee Nation
Fee
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2012 ASTEC Charter Schools
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2015
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2012 Harding Charter Preparatory High School
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2015
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2012 Independence Charter Middle School
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2015
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2012 KIPP Tulsa Academy College Preparatory
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2015
Length
3
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2012 Sankofa Middle School of Creative and Performing Arts, Inc.
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2017
Length
5
Authorizer
Langston University
Fee
5%
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2012 Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2015
Length
3
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2012 Western Village Academy, Inc.
Year Executed
2012
Year Expired
2015
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2013 Deborah Brown Charter School
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2015
Length
2
Authorizer
Langston University
Fee
5%
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2013 Dove Science Academy Elementary
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2016
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2013 Dove Science Academy OKC
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2016
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2013 EPIC 1 on 1 Charter School - Graham-Dustin
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2018
Length
5
Authorizer
Graham-Dustin Public Schools
Fee
3%
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2013 Harper Academy
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2014
Length
1
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2013 John Rex Elementary School
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2017
Length
4
Authorizer
University of Oklahoma
Fee
5%
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2013 Santa Fe South High School
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2016
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2013 Santa Fe South Middle School
Year Executed
2013
Year Expired
2016
Length
3
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2014 ASTEC Charter Schools
Year Executed
2014
Year Expired
2019
Length
5
Authorizer
Oklahoma State University - OKC
Fee
3%
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2014 Discovery School of Tulsa; Dove Science Academy - Tulsa
Year Executed
2014
Year Expired
2016
Length
2
Authorizer
Langston University
Fee
5%
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2014 Insight School of Oklahoma, Inc.
Year Executed
2014
Year Expired
2017
Length
3
Authorizer
SVCSB
Fee
5%
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2014 Oklahoma Connections Academy
Year Executed
2014
Year Expired
2017
Length
3
Authorizer
SVCSB
Fee
5%
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2015 ABLE Charter School
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2018
Length
3
Authorizer
SVCSB
Fee
5%
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2015 College Bound Academy, Inc.
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2017
Length
2
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2015 Collegiate Hall, Inc.
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2017
Length
2
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2015 Harding Fine Arts Center, Inc.
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2020
Length
5
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2015 Harper Academy
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2017
Length
2
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2015 Justice Alma Wilson SeeWorth Academy, Inc.
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2020
Length
5
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2015 KIPP Tulsa Academy College Preparatory
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2018
Length
3
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2015 Langston Hughes Academy for Arts and Technology Corporation Charter School
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2020
Length
5
Authorizer
Langston University
Fee
5%
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2015 Oklahoma City Lighthouse Charter School
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2017
Length
2
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2015 Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2018
Length
3
Authorizer
State Board of Education
Fee
5%
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2015 Tulsa Honor Academy, Inc.
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2017
Length
2
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2015 Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2018
Length
3
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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2015 Western Village Academy, Inc.
Year Executed
2015
Year Expired
2020
Length
5
Authorizer
OKCPS
Fee
3%
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2013 Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences
Year Executed
20131
Year Expired
2016
Length
3
Authorizer
Tulsa Public Schools
Fee
5%
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