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RESOLUTION 8-16-2016 - Regarding Charter Application Approval Timeline

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
OF

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1

REGARDING CHARTER APPLICATION APPROVAL TIMELINE

 

WHEREAS, Colorado law provides that a  District Board of Education shall rule by resolution on a charter school application within 90 days of receipt thereof, unless the timeline is mutually waived by the District and the applicant (CRS 22-30.5-107); and

WHEREAS , on March 15, 2016, the Board of Education ("Board ") of the Douglas County School District RE-1 ("District") received charter school applications from the founding boards of Milestone Academy Charter School and from Leman Classical School ("Applicants "); and

WHEREAS , on May 10, 2016, the Board reviewed the staff recommendations concerning the Applicants' charter applications, and directed DCSD staff to work with the Applicants to address staff concerns regarding the adequacy of the applications ; and

WHEREAS, on July 19, 2016 the Board reviewed but did not approve the Conditional Resolutions of Approval prepared by DCSD staff concerning the applications; and

WHEREAS, the Applicants have agreed on their part to waive the statutory timeline set forth above;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board that, in accordance with the agreement from the applicants to waive the statutory guidelines, the Board hereby waives the statutory timeline to enable the review of the Conditional Resolutions of Approval at the regular Board meeting to be held on August 16, 2016.

Approved this 16th day of August, 2016.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1
BOARD OF EDUCATION
By:  Meghann Silverthorn, President

 

ATTEST:
By: Nona Eichelberger
      Secretary, Board of Education