S.88: 21st Century Charter School Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor David Vitter, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

21st Century Charter School Act - Amends the Charter School program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Makes public and private nonprofit entities eligible for program grants. (Currently, state educational entities are eligible for such grants.)

Allows grantees to award subgrants to charter school developers or nonprofit charter support organizations and award them multiple grants to support multiple campuses of a public charter school.

Sets forth additional factors that are to work in favor of grant applicants, including that their state gives public charter schools funding commensurate with that provided to other public schools, has no cap on such schools, and gives the schools a high degree of autonomy.

Authorizes the use of subgrants to plan and implement, or expand existing, public charter schools.

Authorizes grantees to use a portion of the grant funds reserved for administrative expenses to improve public charter sch...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.