Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/262

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110 STAT. 1321-115 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 of Columbia Council a report regarding the progress of the District of Columbia public schools toward achieving the goals of the longterm reform plan. SEC. 2103. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL REPORT. Not later than April 1, 1997, the Chairperson of the District of Columbia Council shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report describing legislative and other actions the District of Columbia Council has taken or will take to facilitate the implementation of the goals of the long-term reform plan. Subtitle B—Public Charter Schools SEC. 2201. PROCESS FOR FILING CHARTER PETITIONS. (a) EXISTING PUBLIC SCHOOL.— An eligible applicant seeking to convert a District of Columbia public school into a public charter school— (1) shall prepare a petition to establish a public charter school that meets the requirements of section 2202; (2) shall provide a copy of the petition to— (A) the parents of minor students attending the existing school; (B) adult students attending the existing school; and (C) employees of the existing school; and (3) shall file the petition with an eligible chartering authority for approval after the petition— (A) is signed by two-thirds of the sum of— (i) the total number of parents of minor students attending the school; and (ii) the total number of adult students attending the school; and (B) is endorsed by at least two-thirds of full-time teachers employecHn the school. (b) PRIVATE OR INDEPENDENT SCHOOL. —An eligible applicant seeking to convert an existing private or independent school in the District of Columbia into a public charter school— (1) shall prepare a petition to establish a public charter school that is approved by the Board of Trustees or authority responsible for the school and that meets the requirements of section 2202; (2) shall provide a copy of the petition to— (A) the parents of minor students attending the existing school; (B) adult students attending the existing school; and (C) employees of the existing school; and (3) shall file the petition with an eligible chartering authority for approval after the petition— (A) is signed by two-thirds of the sum of— (i) the total number of parents of minor students attending the school; and (ii) the total number of adult students attending the school; and (B) is endorsed by at least two-thirds of full-time teachers employed in the school. (c) NEW SCHOOL.— An eligible applicant seeking to establish in the District of Columbia a public charter school, but not seeking to convert a District of Columbia public school or a private or