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Charter and Innovation School Procedures

Charter School Appeals

Administrative Procedures

State Board E-Filings

To file applications or appeals documents electronically, send email to:

For additional information on Colorado Charter Schools please visit our Colorado Charter Schools Index Page.

State Board of Education Rules can be accessed on the Rules and Regulations page.

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Exclusive Chartering Authority

Administrative Procedures

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Innovation Schools Act Applications

The Innovation Schools Act is intended to improve student outcomes by supporting greater school autonomy and flexibility in academic and operational decision-making. The Act provides a means for schools and districts to gain waivers from state laws and collective bargaining agreements.

The Act allows a public school or group of public schools to submit an innovation plan to its school district board of education to implement innovations that result in improved student outcomes. Once approved, school district boards of education must submit the innovation plans and waiver requests to the Colorado State Board of Education for ratification.

State Board of Educators Innovation Schools Act Procedures

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