2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 21 - Education
Chapter 3 - School Districts in General
Article 3 - Charter Schools
Section 21-3-309 - Length of Operation Under Charter; Renewal; Revocation.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 21-3-309 (2019)

21-3-309. Length of operation under charter; renewal; revocation.

(a) A charter may be granted pursuant to this article for a period not to exceed five (5) years and may be renewed for successive periods not to exceed five (5) years for each renewal period. A material revision of the provisions of a charter petition may be made only with the approval of the local board granting the charter.

(b) A charter school renewal application submitted to the school district shall be on a form prescribed by the state superintendent pursuant to W.S. 21-3-307(d) and shall contain:

(i) A report on the progress of the charter school in achieving the goals, objectives, pupil performance standards, content standards and other terms of the initial approved charter application; and

(ii) A financial statement that discloses the costs of administration, instruction and other spending categories for the charter school that is understandable to the general public and that will allow comparison of such costs to other schools or other comparable organizations, in a format required by the state board.

(c) A charter may be revoked or not renewed by the district board if the board determines that the charter school did any of the following:

(i) Committed a material violation of any of the conditions, standards or procedures set forth in the charter application;

(ii) Failed to meet or make reasonable progress toward achievement of the content standards or pupil performance standards identified in the charter application;

(iii) Failed to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management; or

(iv) Violated any provision of law from which the charter school was not specifically exempted.

(d) A charter shall not be renewed upon a determination by the district board that it is not in the interest of the pupils residing within the school district to continue the operation of the charter school.

(e) If a district board revokes or does not renew a charter, the board shall state its reasons for the revocation or nonrenewal.

(f) A decision to revoke or not to renew a charter may be appealed pursuant to the provisions of W.S. 21-3-310.

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