Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Charter Schools Law. With respect to charters approved by the State Charter School Commission, requires the State Board of Education to annually withhold from funds otherwise due the school district an amount equal to the district's per capita student tuition, multiplied by the number of students residing in the district enrolled in the charter school, multiplied by that percentage of the district's revenues from the last fiscal year received from the State (instead of requiring the State Board to withhold from funds otherwise due the district the funds authorized by the Law to be paid to the charter school and pay such amounts to the charter school). Requires the State Board to provide from State funds and pay to the charter school an amount equal to the district's per capita student tuition, multiplied by the number of students residing in the district enrolled in the charter school, less the amount withheld from the district. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Provides that the State Charter School Commission (instead of the State Board of Education) may condition the granting of an appeal on the acceptance by the charter school of funding in an amount less than that requested in the proposal submitted to the school board. Makes changes concerning charter schools authorized by the Commission. Removes a provision requiring the State Board to notify a school district of the amount of funding to be paid by the Commission to the charter school enrolling students who are residents of the district. Requires the State Board (instead of the Commission) to require a charter school to maintain accurate records of daily attendance that shall be deemed sufficient to file State aid claims. Removes a provision that requires the State Board to withhold from funds otherwise due a district the funds to be paid to the charter school and to pay such amounts to the charter school. Requires the Commission to quarterly certify to the State Board the student enrollment and student residency information (not just the student enrollment) for each of its charter schools. Requires enrollment and residency verification to be reported in a format prescribed by the State Board. Provides that, upon receipt of the certified quarterly enrollment report, the State Board shall pay directly to the charter school the per pupil funds authorized under certain provisions of the Law. Effective immediately.