Renewal Process

Idaho statute requires that all public charter schools in the state be periodically reviewed by their authorizer for the purpose of determining whether or not the charter school should continue operations. Public charter schools are considered for renewal every five years.

The PCSC seeks to make the renewal process as meaningful, transparent, and collaborative as possible. The Guidance for the Performance Certificate Renewal Process provides details about the process.

The renewal process offers an opportunity for schools to reflect on outcomes during the school’s current performance certificate term, make an evidence-based case that the school represents a prudent use of student time and taxpayer funds, and present a compelling plan for the school’s future.

The PCSC makes renewal decisions in accordance with Idaho statute, ultimately basing its decisions on each school’s outcomes with regard to the requirements and standards established in the performance certificate and framework.