Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/264

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110 STAT. 1321-117 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 (D) a timetable for commencing operations as a public charter school. (7) A description of the proposed rules and policies for governance and operation of the proposed school. (8) Copies of the proposed articles of incorporation and bylaws of the proposed school. (9) The names and addresses of the members of the proposed Board of Trustees and the procedures for selecting trustees. (10) A description of the student enrollment, admission, suspension, expulsion, and other disciplinary policies and procedures of the proposed school, and the criteria for making decisions in such areas. (11) A description of the procedures the proposed school plans to follow to ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and guests of the school and to comply with applicable health and safety laws, and all applicable civil rights statutes and regulations of the Federal Government and the District of Columbia. (12) An explanation of the qualifications that will be required of employees of the proposed school. (13) An identification, and a description, of the individuals and entities submitting the petition, including their names and addresses, and the names of the organizations or corporations of which such individuals are directors or officers. (14) A description of how parents, teachers, and other members of the community have been involved in the design and will continue to be involved in the implementation of the proposed school. (15) A description of how parents and teachers will be provided an orientation and other training to ensure their effective participation in the operation of the public charter school. (16) An assurance the proposed school will seek, obtain, and maintain accreditation from at least one of the following: (A) The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. (B) The Association of Independent Maryland Schools. (C) The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (D) The Virginia Association of Independent Schools. (E) American Montessori Internationale. (F) The American Montessori Society. (G) The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. (H) Any other accrediting body deemed appropriate by the eligible chartering authority that granted the charter to the school. (17) In the case that the proposed school's educational program includes preschool or prekindergarten, an assurance the proposed school will be licensed as a child development center by the District of Columbia Government not later than the first date on which such program commences. (18) An explanation of the relationship that will exist between the public charter school and the school's employees. (19) A statement of whether the proposed school elects to be treated as a local educational agency or a District of Columbia public school for purposes of part B of the Individuals