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      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    IntroducedSeptember 23rd, 2010

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Charter School Good Governance and Transparency Act

Official Title

To require States receiving funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish policies with respect to the auditing of charter schools.


Charter School Good Governance and Transparency Act - Requires states to provide each charter school in the state that receives funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 with a list of licensed, independent auditors that perform governmental audits. Requires states to develop and implement policies requiring such charter schools to: (1) maintain their financial records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and applicable state and federal requirements; (2) be audited annually by a licensed, independent auditor, with the findings made public and filed with their authorized public chartering agency and state; and (3) address all audit findings and report to their authorized public chartering agency on actions taken to do so. Directs states to: (1) require such chartering agencies to report significant audit findings and the measures schools take to address them; and (2) submit overall summary analyses of the annual audits to the Secretary of Education.
    Yes. And there needs to be basic standards or guidelines states can follow. If Charter Schools make claims they are better than public schools then rules for quality, safety, and education, and a reporting agency for following rules makes sense.