Charter public schools are free from bureaucratic restrictions and red tape that get between students, teachers, and learning. In exchange, our schools are held accountable to high-performance standards. To ensure charter schools meet that high standard for all families, they are accountable to state and federal public education laws and undergo extensive oversight by a local charter authorizer, which is often the local school board.
Charter school leaders and boards are free to make decisions about staffing, curriculum development, and other factors to meet the needs of their students. Charter schools are held to high academic, financial, and organizational standards.