Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/277

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-130 than 15 days after the date on which the eligible chartering authority received the appHcation. (2) REQUEST FOR HEARING.—Not later than 15 days after the date on which a Board of Trustees receives a notice under paragraph (1), the Board of Trustees may request, in writing, an informal hearing on the application before the eligible chartering authority. (3) DATE AND TIME OF HEARING.— (A) NOTICE. —Upon receiving a timely written request for a hearing under paragraph (2), an eligible chartering authority shall set a date and time for the hearing and shall provide reasonable notice of the date and time, as well as the procedures to be followed at the hearing, to the Board of Trustees. (B) DEADLINE.— An informal hearing under this subsection shall take place not later than 30 days after an eligible chartering authority receives a timely written request for the hearing under paragraph (2). (4) FINAL DECISION. — (A) DEADLINE. —An eligible chartering authority shall render a final decision, in writing, on an application to renew a charter— (i) not later than 30 days after the date on which the eligible chartering authority provided the written notice of the right to a hearing, in the case of an application with respect to which such a hearing is not held; and (ii) not later than 30 days after the date on which the hearing is concluded, in the case of an application with respect to which a hearing is held. (B) REASONS FOR NONRENEWAL. —An eligible chartering authority that denies an application to renew a charter shall state in its decision the reasons for denial. (5) ALTERNATIVEIS UPON NONRENEWAL. — If an eligible chartering authority denies an application to renew a charter granted to a public charter school, the Board of Education may— (A) manage the school directly until alternative arrangements can be made for students at the school; or (B) place the school in a probationary status that requires the school to take remedial actions, to be determined by the Board of Education, that directly relate to the grounds for the denial. (6) JUDICIAL REVIEW.— (A) AVAILABILITY OF REVIEW.—^A decision by an eligible chartering authority to deny an application to renew a charter shall be subject to judicial review by an appropriate court of the District of Columbia. (B) STANDARD OF REVIEW.—^A decision by an eligible chartering authority to deny an application to renew a charter shall be upheld unless the decision is arbitrary and capricious or clearly erroneous. SEC. 2213. CHARTER REVOCATION. (a) CHARTER OR LAW VIOLATIONS.— An eligible chartering authority that has granted a charter to a public charter school may revoke the charter if the eligible chartering authority deter-