Summary and Text of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2218 - Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Davis, Susan (CA)


LATE Would add to the purpose section of H.R. 2218 the importance of innovation in public education to prepare students to compete in the global economy.

Garamendi (CA)


Would give priority to eligible entities that plan to use materials made in America for the construction and renovation of school facilities.

Holt (NJ)


Would encourage the Secretary of Education to include a priority for green school building practices in the application for states to ensure that federal investment in charter school facilities would be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

King, Steve (IA)


Would strike subparagraph (d) of subsection (6) of Sec.(9) which is part of the definition of "high quality charter schools." Would strike the following language: "(D) has demonstrated success in increasing student academic achievement for the subgroups of students described in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II)."

Kline, John (MN), Miller, George (CA)


Would make technical and clarifying corrections to the bill as reported out of Committee. Would make additional policy changes to improve the Charter School Program, including provisions regarding parent input, annual grants, education for at-risk students, diverse charter school models, transportation needs, high quality applicants, and school lunch participants.

Luján (NM)


Would include instruction and professional development in science, technology, engineering, and math studies as an objective in the requirements for running a quality charter school program.

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Would add new language to the definition of charter school to clarify that current Elementary and Secondary Education Act provisions and sanctions also apply to charter schools.

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Would strike “governor of a state” from the definition of “state entity” on page 20, thus removing Governors’ eligibility to apply for federal grant funding to oversee charter school operations in their states.

Paulsen (MN), Polis (CO)


Would change the duration of Subgrants in the Grant Limitations Section from 5 years to 3 years to allow successful and eligible operating schools replicate and expand faster. The school must demonstrate successful operation data for no less than 3 years.

Peters (MI)


Would add post-secondary persistence and graduation rates to the criteria used to measure the progress of charter schools.

Polis (CO)


Would facilitate charter schools' access to funding by prioritizing states that allow charter schools to be Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).

Polis (CO)


Would promote innovation and quality in charter schools by adding a priority to states that allow charter school authorizers besides local educational agencies.