Charter School Issues

Charter School Issues

Charter School Issues

According to the Florida Department of Education, Charter schools are public schools of choice. They are very popular—and among the fastest growing school choice options in Florida. Charter schools are normally privately owned, independently run institutions that must abide by certain rules and regulations set by the school district in which they are located. Because of their public/private nature, legal matters with them can be complicated.

What are charter schools?

Charter schools are non-profit organizations that have a contract or “charter” to supposedly provide the same educational services to students as district public schools. They are nonsectarian public schools that are not subject to many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools.

Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor, which is usually a state or local school board. They are accountable for both academic results and fiscal practices to several groups: the sponsor that grants them, the parents who choose them, and the public that funds them. In many instances, charter schools adhere to the same policies and procedures as the school district they are located.

Asselta Law is one of the few Florida law firms dedicated to education law issues, including issues with charter schools. Whether you are a parent of a student facing problems, or a teacher employed by a charter school, Asselta Law can assist you in all civil and administrative legal matters. Regardless of whether you are facing issues in Hillsborough County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or Orange County, Florida school law attorney Richard Asselta provides representation to clients throughout the state. Mr. Asselta will provide you knowledgeable and aggressive representation to pursue the best possible outcome in your legal matter.

Are you facing an issue at your school and need legal representation? Call Asselta Law today for a free consultation with an experienced school law attorney. (855) 338-5299

 

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