Legislation that shifts the existing Office of Charter School Compliance out of the Georgia Department of Education and into the State Charter Schools Commission is headed to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk for his signature. House Bill 318 by Rep. Scott Hilton, R-Peachtree Corners, also increases transparency, protects charter school autonomy, and ensures public charter schools receive the funding to which they are entitled under state law, the bill sponsor said.

The bipartisan bill received overwhelming support in the Senate, who voted 50-3 to pass an amended version of the bill during the 2023 legislative session. The House agreed to the changes Tuesday, and gave final passage to the bill by a vote of 147-10. 

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