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Charter Operations

Charter schools are public schools governed by independent boards and held accountable to a legally binding written contractual agreement with their chartering entity. The Utah State Charter School Board (SCSB) is a statutory chartering entity charged with authorizing, monitoring, evaluating, and holding accountable charter schools to compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, and their contractual agreement.

The Utah State Charter School Board (SCSB) is a charter authorizer approved by the Utah State Legislature to bring charter schools into existence. Authorizers set up application processes and make decisions on new charter school applications.

If a time comes when a charter school governing board requires a change to its charter, then the contractual agreement may be modified by mutual agreement of the chartering entity and the governing body of the school. Amendment requests, including all required attachments and supporting documentation, are due electronically no later than three weeks prior to the upcoming State Charter School Board meeting.

Interested in learning more about starting a charter school in the state of Utah with the State Charter School Board as your authorizer? Prospective applicants can learn the steps needed to start a charter school. 

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