CHAPTER 327

FORMERLY

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1 FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 275

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, SECTION 506 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Title 14, Section 506 of the Delaware Code by deleting subsection (c) in its entirety and creating a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

“(c) (1) On or before April 1 of each school year, a charter school shall have enrolled, at a minimum, eighty percent (80%) of its total authorized number of students, and the administrator of each charter school shall, pursuant to the requirements below, provide a written certification of that enrollment to the Department of Education and to the superintendent of each public school district in which one or more of the charter school’s students reside.

(2) The certification from the charter school’s administrator shall contain an updated roster of students who are enrolled at the charter school, together with their home address and district of residence.

(3) A charter school shall obtain a written confirmation, signed by a parent or guardian of each student in that student’s initial year of attendance at the charter school, that the student will remain in the charter school for at least one school year. That confirmation shall include a statement reading: “I understand that my child is required to remain in this charter school, in the absence of any condition constituting good cause, for at least one school year” and shall be kept on file at the school and made available for inspection to Department of Education officials or representatives from the public school district in which the student resides. After a student’s initial year of enrollment, it shall be presumed for school district planning purposes only that the student will continue to attend the charter school until completion of the school’s highest grade level and no further written confirmation need be obtained by the charter school.

Section 2. This legislation shall become effective immediately upon enactment.

Approved July 6, 2004