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Waiver Request


The Schools of Choice Office has initiated the rule-making process to revise the existing list of automatic waivers due to recent changes in legislation. Until that process is complete and the new automatic waiver list is available, all waivers will go before the State Board for approval.

Waiver Request Guidance-Charter Schools

This document provides an overview about why charter schools can request to waive out of state statute and rule, the process to apply for these waivers, how schools and districts receive notification of approval, frequently asked questions, and more. 

For a waiver request to be reviewed, please provide:

  • An electronic, signed copy of the charter contract between the charter school and its authorizer, which includes a complete request of waivers as an appendix
  • Waiver Request Form - complete, typed and signed (updated 11/16/12)
  • A Rationale and Replacement Plan (RRP) for each waiver requested from state statute. This is a requirement for automatic and non-automatic waivers. View a Sample RRP.

Related Law/Rules

Approved Waivers by Charter School

Please contact Kelly Rosensweet with any questions:

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