Butte Falls approves Charter School contract

The Charter School contract was the primary issue on the July 11 Butte Falls School Board agenda.

The district’s attorney had reviewed the contract and created a “redline” version of legislative changes. The biggest change involves special education. As of July 1, 2011, the district in which the charter school is located is responsible for identifying, and evaluation of special ed students in the charter school, even if they are not resident students. Previously, the resident district had that responsibility. Thus it will become the Butte Falls Charter School’s responsibility to provide special education for any enrolled student.

An executive session was called in the middle of meeting to hear complaints under ORS 192.660 (2) (b).

Following the session, the board continued to discuss the charter contract. Although no decision was mentioned, two board members felt transportation should be offered from Reese Creek Rd. and that it should be an important part of their advertising and marketing.

The charter contract was approved with correction by unanimous vote.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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