(1) The Department of Education shall award grants and loans to public charter schools that have a charter approved by a sponsor or to applicants that wish to establish or expand a public charter school. The purpose of the grants and loans is to promote development of high quality public charter schools.
(2) Pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of Education, the Department of Education shall award grants and loans on the basis of need. Priority for awarding grants and loans shall be to those public charter schools serving at-risk youth.
(3) The State Board of Education shall adopt by rule criteria for awarding grants and loans under this section. [1999 c.200 §23]Section: Previous 338.065 338.070 338.075 338.095 338.105 338.115 338.125 338.135 338.145 338.155 338.157 338.165 338.175 338.185 338.990 Next
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