As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
“Applicant” means any person or group that develops and submits a written proposal for a public charter school to a sponsor.
“Public charter school” means an elementary or secondary school offering a comprehensive instructional program operating under a written agreement entered into between a sponsor and an applicant and operating pursuant to this chapter.
“Remote and necessary school district” means a school district that offers kindergarten through grade 12 and has:
A school that is located, by the nearest traveled road, more than 20 miles from the nearest school or from a city with a population of more than 5,000.
The board of the common school district or the union high school district in which the public charter school is located that has developed a written charter with an applicant to create a public charter school.
(a) “Virtual public charter school” means a public charter school that provides online courses.
“Virtual public charter school” does not include a public charter school that primarily serves students in a physical location. [1999 c.200 §2; 2007 c.575 §2; 2009 c.691 §1; 2011 c.695 §1; 2012 c.91 §19; 2018 c.72 §5]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Ability of charter school to contract operations to private, for-profit entity, (2000) Vol 49, p 254