Sometimes a caption bill, even with a specific sounding caption, isn't all it seems. Such is the case with HB0702 by White M, which "extends from 10 days to 20 days the time for appeal from a decision denying an application from the LEA to the state board of education."
In this case, "an application" means a charter school application. And the original bill as filed does way more than extend the time for appeal:
If the state board finds that the local board's decision was contrary to the best interests of the pupils, school district, or community, the state board shall remand the decision to the local board of education with written instructions for approval of the charter. [..] The decision of the state board shall be final and not subject to appeal.
And in case there was any doubt, proposed amendments to the bill (not yet appearing on the state legislature website at the moment) make it clear what this is all about. As written, the amendment appears to apply only to Davidson and Shelby Co. schools.
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