Statutes, Rules & Model Forms


Charter School Statutes

The 2002 Florida School Code adopted by the Florida Legislature provides parents and students with numerous statutory rights for educational choice. Those related to Charter Schools are listed below:

Statute
Description

Establishes charter schools. Under this law, private entities may enter into charters with school boards to provide educational services to district students. State universities may grant charters to lab schools created under s.1002.32. This law provides information on the application process and review, charter school requirements, charter funding, exemptions from statute, etc

Establishes criteria and requirements for charter schools experiencing a deteriorating financial condition or a state of financial emergency.

Establishes charter school eligibility requirements, procedures, and uses for capital outlay funding.

Establishes high-performing charter school eligibility requirements and procedures.

Establishes high-performing charter school systems eligibility requirements and procedures.

 

Charter School State Board of Education Rules

 

Rule
Description

Model Forms Rule,
SBE 6A-6.0786
Provides the required model application format for potential charter school developers, an evaluation instrument for sponsors, and a model charter contract format.
 
Form Name
Title/Files

IEPC-SC
Florida Standard Charter Contract:
Word  |  PDF

IEPC-M1
Model Florida Charter School Application:
Word  |  PDF

IEPC-M1

IEPC-M2
Standard Model Charter School Application Evaluation Instrument:
Word  |  PDF

IEPC-V1
Virtual Charter School Application:
Word  |  PDF

IEPC-V2
Virtual Charter School Application Evaluation Instrument:
Word  |  PDF

IEPC-M1A
Applicant History Worksheet:
Excel

 

 

Rule
Description

Monthly Financial Statement and Financial Condition Rule,
SBE 6A-1.0081
Establishes requirements related to the monthly financial statement that a charter school must complete and submit to its sponsor and establishes procedures for developing financial recovery and corrective action plans and determining a deteriorating financial condition.

Form Name
Title/Files

IEPC-FI
GASB Monthly Financial Form: Excel

IEPC-F2
Non-Profit Monthly Financial Form: Excel

Rule
Description

Governance Training Rule, SBE 6A-6.0784
Establishes procedures for the approval of charter school governance training submitted to the Florida Department of Education by potential training providers. Participation in approved governance training is a statutory requirement for the governing bodies of all charter schools in Florida.

Form Name
Title/Files

IEPC-09
Training Plan Approval Application: PDF

IEPC-10
Training Plan Renewal Application: PDF

IEPC-11
Governance Training Form: PDF

Rule
Description

Notice Requirements for Performance Data, SBE 6A-6.0788
Outlines the manner in which charter schools will provide student performance data to required recipients.

Appeals Rule, SBE 6A-6.0781
Establishes procedures for appealing a district school board decision to deny an application for a charter school.

Capital Outlay Rule, SBE 6A-2.0020
Clarifies eligibility requirements for capital outlay funding by defining expanded feeder chain and the method for determining satisfactory student achievement.

Charter School Corrective Action and School Improvement Plans, SBE 6A-1.099827
Establishes Charter School Corrective Action and School Improvement Plans.

Conversion Charter Ballot Process SBE 6A-6.0787
Establishes a procedure by which parents and teachers of public school may vote to submit an application for conversion to charter status.