2018 Maryland Code
Education
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 9 - Maryland Public Charter School Program
§ 9-102.3. Waiver -- Converted public charter school providing guaranteed placement within geographic attendance area.

Universal Citation: MD Educ Code § 9-102.3 (2018)
  • (a) In general. -- In accordance with § 9-104 of this title, a county board may grant a waiver from § 9-102(3) of this title to:

    • (1) A converted public charter school that:

      • (i) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, provides guaranteed placement through a lottery to students who live within the geographic attendance area established by the county board;

      • (ii) Is a low-performing school as identified by the county board;

      • (iii) Is above the county average rate for the percentage of students who are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and

      • (iv) Meets a strategic need of the local school system, as identified in the county board's public charter school policy developed under § 9-110 of this title, that shall include at least one of the following elements:

        • 1. Serving a high-need population;

        • 2. Increasing student performance;

        • 3. Increasing enrollment; or

        • 4. Increasing student diversity; or

    • (2) A converted public charter school that is seeking renewal of an existing charter contract that was granted under item (1) of this subsection.

  • (b) Lottery to fill available space. -- If a public charter school does not fill 100% of its available space under subsection (a)(1) of this section, the public charter school shall admit students on a lottery basis to its remaining available space.

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