Charter Operations

Utah State Charter School Board

Charter schools are public schools governed by independent boards and held accountable to a legally binding written contractual agreement with their chartering entity. The Utah State Charter School Board (SCSB) is a statutory chartering entity charged with authorizing, monitoring, evaluating, and holding accountable charter schools to compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, and their contractual agreement.

Are you considering the establishment of a charter school in Utah under the guidance of the State Charter School Board? Discover the essential steps to initiate a charter school and embark on this educational journey.

The Utah State Charter School Board (SCSB), sanctioned by the Utah State Legislature, serves as a charter authorizer to bring charter schools into existence. Authorizers set up application processes and make decisions on new charter school applications.

When a charter school's governing board seeks to alter its charter, the contractual agreement can be revised through the mutual consent of the chartering authority and the school's governing body. Requests for amendments, inclusive of all necessary attachments and supporting evidence, must be submitted electronically at least three weeks before the scheduled State Charter School Board meeting.