- Charter schools that are closing the achievement gap are granted a streamlined renewal, with the ability to now be renewed up to seven years.
- There is restoration of an appeals path to counties and the State Board of Education when a new or renewing charter school petition has been denied.
- Any consideration of the fiscal impact of a new charter school petition must be balanced with the academic needs of the students who are going to be served.
- A five-year transition exists for non-core charter school teachers to secure appropriate certification.
“To be effective, the waiver must be freely given and shown by ‘clear and compelling’ evidence,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote. “Unless employees clearly and affirmatively consent before any money is taken from them, this standard cannot be met.”