Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/276

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110 STAT. 1321-129 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 (3) The number of petitions received by the eligible chartering authority for the conversion of a District of Columbia public school or a private or independent school to a public charter school, and for the creation of a new school as a public charter school, (4) The number of petitions described in paragraph (3) that were approved and the number that were denied, as well as a summary of the reasons for which such petitions were denied. (5) A description of any new charters issued by the eligible chartering authority during the year preceding the report. (6) A description of any charters renewed by the eligible chartering authority during the year preceding the report. (7) A description of any charters revoked by the eligible chartering authority during the year preceding the report. (8) A description of any charters refused renewal by the eligible chartering authority during the year preceding the report. (9) Any recommendations the eligible chartering authority has concerning ways to improve the administration of public charter schools. SEC. 2212. CHARTER RENEWAL. (a) TERM.— A charter granted to a public charter school shall remain in force for a 5-year period, but may be renewed for an unlimited number of times, each time for a 5-year period. (b) APPLICATION FOR CHARTER RENEWAL.—In the case of a public charter school that desires to renew its charter, the Board of Trustees of the school shall file an application to renew the charter with the eligible chartering authority that granted the charter not later than 120 days nor earlier than 365 days before the expiration of the charter. The application shall contain the following: (1) A report on the progress of the public charter school in achieving the goals, student academic achievement expectations, and other terms of the approved charter. (2) All audited financial statements for the public charter school for the preceding 4 years. (c) APPROVAL OF CHARTER RENEWAL APPLICATION. —The eligible chartering authority that granted a charter shall approve an application to renew the charter that is filed in accordance with subsection (b), except that the eligible chartering authority shall not approve such application if the eligible chartering authority determines that— (1) the school committed a material violation of applicable laws or a material violation of the conditions, terms, standards, or procedures set forth in its charter, including violations relating to the education of children with disabilities; or (2) the school failed to meet the goals and student academic achievement expectations set forth in its charter. (d) PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERATION OF CHARTER RENEWAL.— (1) NOTICE OF RIGHT TO HEARING.— An eligible chartering authority that has received an application to renew a charter that is filed by a Board of Trustees in accordance with subsection (b) shall provide to the Board of Trustees written notice of the right to an informal hearing on the application. The eligible chartering authority shall provide the notice not later