Charter School Leaders and Board Members have a variety of laws and administrative rules they need to be aware of. This information is readily available online, but sometimes it is convenient to have a booklet available with all of this information. The Charter Support Unit has compiled these statutes and rules into a Legal Handbook. The document can be printed and kept for easy reference.

The documents below were updated in October, 2015.


Bound Version

This version is made if you are going to print the booklet and bind it together, and is 96-pages long. Individual pieces of papers may contain more than
one law, so it is not easy to print updates to this version.

PDF Version
2015 Charter School Legal Handbook - Combined
(1.0 MiB)
MS Word Version
2015 Charter School Legal Handbook - Combined
(0.7 MiB)

Binder Version

This version has the same information, but each statute or rule starts on a separate page, making it easier to switch out individual pages when changes occur in the future. This version is 126-pages long.

PDF Version
2015 Charter School Legal Handbook - Individualized
(1.0 MiB)
MS Word Version
2015 Charter School Legal Handbook - Individualized
(0.7 MiB)

Legal Handbook Contents

The following list of material is available in the Legal Handbook. This manual will be updated when any of the following laws or administrative rules is updated, but the most up to date information is also available online, and each of the following has a hyper link to the state’s page.