Charter School Authorizers by State

State Policy Resources

TYPE OF AUTHORIZER Higher Education Institution (HEI) Independent Chartering Board (ICB) Local Education Agency (LEA) Non-Educational Government Entity (NEG) Nonprofit Organization (NPO)
State Education Agency (SEA)

 

STATE

AUTHORIZERS ALLOWED BY LAW

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ALLOWED BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN OPERATION

Alabama ICB LEA
Alaska LEA
Arizona ICB, HEI SEA
Arkansas SEA
California LEA SEA
Colorado LEA ICB ICB
Connecticut SEA
Delaware LEA, SEA
District of Columbia ICB
Florida LEA HEI
Georgia LEA, ICB, SEA
Hawaii ICB HEI, NEG, NFP
Idaho LEA, ICB HEI
Illinois LEA ICB
Indiana LEA, HEI, ICB, NEG
Iowa LEA
Kansas LEA
Kentucky LEA, NEG
Louisiana LEA, SEA
Maine ICB LEA
Maryland LEA
Massachusetts SEA
Michigan LEA, HEI
Minnesota LEA, HEI, NFP
Mississippi ICB
Missouri LEA, HEI, ICB SEA
Montana No Charter Law
Nebraska No Charter Law
Nevada LEA, ICB HEI
New Hampshire LEA, SEA
New Jersey SEA
New Mexico LEA, SEA
New York LEA, SEA, HEI
North Carolina SEA
North Dakota No Charter Law
Ohio LEA, SEA, HEI, NFP SEA, NEG
Oklahoma LEA, HEI SEA ICB, NEG
Oregon LEA SEA HEI
Pennsylvania LEA SEA
Rhode Island SEA
South Carolina LEA, ICB, HEI
South Dakota No Charter Law
Tennessee LEA SEA ICB
Texas LEA, SEA
Utah LEA, ICB, HEI
Vermont No Charter Law
Virginia LEA
Washington ICB, LEA
West Virginia No Charter Law
Wisconsin LEA, HEI NEG
Wyoming LEA