P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1800†††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:†† January 25, 2016

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

A resolution opposing the constitutional amendment relating to charter schools

RATIONALE

The General Assembly is considering a resolution seeking a constitutional amendment to divest school boards of the sole authority to approve charter schools and vesting authority to a gubernatorial appointed board.The change to the Virginia Constitution would result in a massive unfunded mandate to local school divisions costing local taxpayers millions of dollars while also divesting local school boards from the sole authority to approve charter schools.

ESTIMATED COSTS

Undetermined at this time

BUDGET CATEGORY

Operating Budget

LEGAL REFERENCE

Virginia Constitution

STAFF CONTACTS

Gene Kotulka

SUPERINTENDENTíS

RECOMMENDATION

Recommended

 

 

Attached: Draft Resolution