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:
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
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
Provides the required model application format for potential charter school developers, an evaluation instrument for sponsors, and
a model charter contract format.
Florida Standard Charter Contract:
Model Florida Charter School Application:
Standard Model Charter School Application Evaluation Instrument:
Virtual Charter School Application:
Virtual Charter School Application Evaluation Instrument:
Applicant History Worksheet:
Monthly Financial Statement and Financial Condition Rule,
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
GASB Monthly Financial Form: Excel
Non-Profit Monthly Financial Form: Excel
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.
Training Plan Approval Application: PDF
Training Plan Renewal Application: PDF
Governance Training Form: PDF
Outlines the manner in which charter schools will provide student performance data to required recipients.
Establishes procedures for appealing a district school board decision to deny an application for a charter school.
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.
Establishes a procedure by which parents and teachers of public school may vote to submit an application for conversion to charter