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Rules Approved For New Charter School Law

[1]Statewide Iowa — The state Board of Education has approved rules for the new law that makes it easier to form publicly-funded charter schools.

The board’s attorney, Thomas Mayes, told them this process will be quite different than what they’ve seen in the past.

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He says it will be a different process when the charter schools come to the board for approval.

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Mayes talked about some of the other exemptions in the charter school law.

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Mayes says they received several public comments on the new rules and many were helpful in moving them forward. Board staff say they have received around six requests for information on charter schools. Groups that want to open a new charter school in Iowa next fall now have until February to submit an application.