What is a Conversion Charter

  • Charter held by the school’s governing board
  • Traditional public school that becomes a charter school
  • Broad flexibility waiver, higher levels of accountability
  • Must be locally approved (with SBOE approval required)

There are also "Start Up" charters which can be approved by the local board or denied by the local board and approved by the state.  The "School Flexibility Decision" only relates to conversion charters.