SUBJECT Proposed Charter School Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

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                   SAN DIEGO CITY SCHOOLS
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                   EUGENE BRUCKER EDUCATION CENTER ! 4100 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103-2682 !


                                                                                            Office of the Superintendent

                                              Executive Summary
                                   Board Date: March 11, 2003 (First Reading)

 SUBJECT: Proposed Charter School Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)                                        OPEN/ACTION

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Recommendation(s):
The superintendent recommends that the Board of Education conduct a first reading of the proposed Charter
School MOU and order staff to bring forward a final proposed Charter School MOU for Board action on March 25.

Summary of Previous Board of Education Discussion and Action:
The Board approved on November 27, 2001 the Charter School Policy and Guidelines, which called for district
staff to develop a template MOU which would establish contractually binding rules and expectations regarding the
district’s provision of services to charter schools.

Summary of Key Issue(s):
The recommendation contained in this report establishes a template MOU, which creates contractually binding
rules and expectations regarding the district’s delivery of services to charter schools. The MOU contains:

   •    Article 1 – Recitals
   •    Article 2 – Term; Renewal; Modifications
   •    Article 3 – Reaffirmation of Status of Charter School
   •    Article 4 – Elected Services Available to all Charter Schools
   •    Article 5 – Arm-of-the-District Charter Schools
   •    Article 6 – Schools Operating as or by Non Profit Public Benefit Corporations
   •    Article 7 – Other Agreements
   •    Article 8 – Special Education
   •    Article 9 – Dispute Resolution
   •    Article 10 – Notifications

Fiscal Analysis:
The recommendations contained in this report represent a likely increase in revenue of approximately $212,000 in
2003-04 to the District. This figure aggregates different revenue enhancements, revenue reductions and new costs,
which would result from adoption of the recommended MOU. A similar budgetary impact would be anticipated to
recur annually if the recommended MOU is adopted.




  Chief of Staff                                             Superintendent

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