The Georgia House of Representatives approved a bill Friday night that implements the charter school recommendations from the Governor's Education Reform Commission of 2015.
House Bill 430 calls on state education agencies to establish charter school authorizing standards, and mandates hearings for charter schools that are trying to obtain unused school buildings.
The legislation by Rep. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville, also ensures that charter schools get a proportional share of certain federal school funding, and it establishes a $100,000 grant fund for charter school facilities.
It passed Friday night 127-33, and must now get through the Senate.
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