NEA will create a charter schools moratorium toolkit to support state and local associations in implementing the NEA Policy Statement on Charter Schools. The primary focus of the toolkit would be section 1b of the Policy Statement: “Public charter schools should only be authorized by the same local, democratically accountable entity that oversees all district schools.” The toolkit will empower state and local associations in pressing for moratoria on charter school authorizations by bodies other than locally elected school boards.

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the published 2018-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $12,000.