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Requires State Board of Education to permit public and nonprofit chartering authorities, other than local school districts and county education boards, to operate charter schools. Authorizes State Board of Education to relieve chartering authorities and charter schools of certain existing legal restrictions. Increases charter school renewal period from five years to five to fifteen years. Requires minimum State funding of 80% for charter school lease costs. Expands eligibility for grants by reducing percentage of financially needy students required to qualify. Permits arbitration of disputes regarding charter school use of public school facilities. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would have the following major fiscal impact: Initial annual cost in the low tens of millions of dollars--potentially growing substantially in future years--to reimburse certain charter schools for the costs of their leased facilities.
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Charter Schools. Additional Authorization and Funding. Initiative Statute California Initiative 1087 (2005).