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Programs: Charter School

graduationCharter schools are schools that receive public funds under a written agreement — a charter — that outlines student performance goals and educational services the public charter school will provide.  Charter schools are independent legal entities governed by their own board of directors, and are excluded from many state statutes and rules (for example, only half of a charter school's teacher must be certified by the state). They must provide an equitable enrollment opportunity for any interested students. In exchange for this freedom from regulation, the public charter school guarantees certain levels of student performance.

The school district granting the charter is responsible for monitoring the charter school to see that the school:

•          Meets the terms of an approved charter, or any provision of law;
•          Meets student performance requirements stated in the charter;
•          Corrects any violation of federal or state law;
•          Maintains insurance as described in the charter; and
•          Maintains financial stability.

If a charter is terminated, the sponsoring school district must give the public charter school at least 60 days notice prior to termination, unless the safety or health of students is endangered. The charter school may then appeal to the school district and the State Board of Education.

The Sweet Home School District has granted a charter to the following charter school:

Sweet Home Charter School
28721 Liberty Road
Sweet Home, OR 97386


Tavia Thornton, Principal 541-367-1833,  email
Fax:  541-367-1839

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