Hamilton County public charter schools are being required to redo their contracts with the school district and include a performance framework in order to be in compliance with state law. The performance framework consists of language that details the academic, financial, and operational success metrics that will be used to evaluate them.
An evaluation of Hamilton County Schools’ charter review process by the State Board of Education led to the requirement that the contracts be amended. This was required of all eight charter schools.
In 2018, the state passed a law requiring that charter schools include the performance framework in their contracts. The State Board of Education provided a suggested framework that could be adopted or revised to meet each school’s specific needs and goals.
School districts are supposed to use this framework each year to determine whether a charter school is performing effectively.