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Utah Code Title 53G. Public Education System--Local Administration § 53G-5-302. Charter school application--Applicants--Contents

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(1)(a) An application to establish a charter school may be submitted by:

(i) an individual;

(ii) a group of individuals;  or

(iii) a nonprofit legal entity organized under Utah law.

(b) An authorized charter school may apply under this chapter for a charter from another charter school authorizer.

(2) A charter school application shall include:

(a) the purpose and mission of the school;

(b) except for a charter school authorized by a local school board, a statement that, after entering into a charter agreement, the charter school will be organized and managed under Title 16, Chapter 6a, Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act;

(c) a description of the governance structure of the school, including:

(i) a list of the charter school governing board members that describes the qualifications of each member;  and

(ii) an assurance that the applicant shall, within 30 days of authorization, complete a background check for each member consistent with Section 53G-5-408;

(d) a description of the target population of the school that includes:

(i) the projected maximum number of students the school proposes to enroll;

(ii) the projected school enrollment for each of the first three years of school operation;  and

(iii) the ages or grade levels the school proposes to serve;

(e) academic goals;

(f) qualifications and policies for school employees, including policies that:

(i) comply with the criminal background check requirements described in Section 53G-5-408;

(ii) require employee evaluations;

(iii) address employment of relatives within the charter school;  and

(iv) address human resource management and ensure that:

(A) at least one of the school's employees or another person is assigned human resource management duties, as defined in Section 17B-1-805;  and

(B) the assigned employee or person described in Subsection (2)(f)(iv)(A) receives human resource management training, as defined in Section 17B-1-805;

(g) a description of how the charter school will provide, as required by state and federal law, special education and related services;

(h) for a public school converting to charter status, arrangements for:

(i) students who choose not to continue attending the charter school;  and

(ii) teachers who choose not to continue teaching at the charter school;

(i) a statement that describes the charter school's plan for establishing the charter school's facilities, including:

(i) whether the charter school intends to lease or purchase the charter school's facilities;  and

(ii) financing arrangements;

(j) a market analysis of the community the school plans to serve;

(k) a business plan;

(l) other major issues involving the establishment and operation of the charter school;  and

(m) the signatures of the charter school governing board members.

(3) A charter school authorizer may require a charter school application to include:

(a) the charter school's proposed:

(i) curriculum;

(ii) instructional program;  or

(iii) delivery methods;

(b) a method for assessing whether students are reaching academic goals, including, at a minimum, administering the statewide assessments described in Section 53E-4-301;

(c) a proposed calendar;

(d) sample policies;

(e) a description of opportunities for parental involvement;

(f) a description of the school's administrative, supervisory, or other proposed services that may be obtained through service providers;  or

(g) other information that demonstrates an applicant's ability to establish and operate a charter school.

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