Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/278

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110 STAT. 1321-131 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 mines that the school has committed a violation of applicable laws or a material violation of the conditions, terms, standards, or procedures set forth in the charter, including violations relating to the education of children with disabilities. (b) FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT. —An eligible chartering authority that has granted a charter to a public charter school shall revoke the charter if the eligible chartering authority determines that the school— (1) has engaged in a pattern of nonadherence to generally accepted accounting principles; (2) has engaged in a pattern of fiscal mismanagement; or (3) is no longer economically val. (c) PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERATION OF REVOCATION.— (1) NOTICE OF RIGHT TO HEARING.— An eligible chartering authority that is proposing to revoke a charter granted to a public charter school shall provide to the Board of Trustees of the school a written notice stating the reasons for the proposed revocation. The notice shall inform the Board of Trustees of the right of the Board of Trustees to an informal hearing on the proposed revocation. (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 proposed revocation 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 the revocation of 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 a proposed revocation 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 a proposed revocation with respect to which a hearing is held. (B) REASONS FOR REVOCATION.—An eligible chartering authority that revokes a charter shall state in its decision the reasons for the revocation. (5) ALTERNATIVES UPON REVOCATION. —I f an eligible chartering authority revokes a charter granted to a public charter school, the Board of Education may manage the school directly until alternative arrangements can be made for students at the school.