Category Archives: Charter Schools

What is an Arizona Charter School?

Charter schools are, without argument, public schools. Think of it this way: K-12 education is either “public” or “private”. Private schools may charge tuition, are exempt from No Child Left Behind requirements and other Federal laws including FERPA (so long as they receive no federal funding), are not eligible to receive per-pupil funding, and may establish entrance requirements so long as they do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. Continue Reading

Arizona Open Meeting Law Basics

We are often asked whether nonprofits must follow Arizona open meeting law (“OML”). Generally, nonprofits are not required to follow open meeting law; however, there are some exceptions – most notably charter schools. Charter schools are treated as public institutions for OML purposes because they are both funded with state tax dollars and are overseen by the state.Continue Reading