CHICAGO (INCS)—Six member charter public schools of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) were granted renewal terms today by the Chicago Public Schools’ Board of Education. Based on academic, financial and operational performance requirements, renewals were granted to:
In 2016, INCS successfully lobbied Illinois lawmakers to allow high-performing charter public schools to apply for a 10-year renewal term. Each charter public school has a charter or contract that is signed by its board of trustees and school authorizer. As part of the contract, an accountability plan for each school establishes academic goals. All charter public schools are non-profit, independently-operated public schools overseen by an authorizing agency. They do not charge tuition and do not have admission requirements or entrance exams.
“Chicago charter public schools continue to provide high-quality education to tens of thousands of students in the district,” said Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. “We are proud of all the charter schools that earned renewal terms today and commend Chicago Public Schools’ leadership for working with our member schools in partnership to serve Chicago families.”
Charter public schools are held to strict high-performance academic standards and fiscally responsibility. They provide a high-quality public education option to all students, meeting and often exceeding and state metrics.
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools is dedicated to the improvement of public education by establishing high-quality charter public schools that transform lives and communities. As the voice of Illinois charter schools, INCS advocates for legislation on behalf of the charter sector, provides support to strengthen charter schools, and influences education policy for the benefit of all public school students. Learn more at incschools.org.
For information contact:
Melissa Ramirez Cooper | Illinois Network of Charter Schools
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