New charter school law provides greater accountability, transparency to parents, taxpayers

House Bill 1375 requires charter schools make information available online about waived state requirements, additional revenue beyond taxpayer funds

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1375 into law, June 2, at the Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest Elementary School, a Denver charter school, opening a new chapter in transparency and accountability for charter schools in Colorado.

Students, parents benefit from defeat of Senate Bill 61, charter school funding mandate

The House Education Committee voted down Senate Bill 61, May 9, a proposal that would have forced a one-size-fits-all decree upon school districts to funnel money raised in local mill levy elections to charter schools.