New School Formation
and Charter Applications
Forming a charter school involves numerous strategic decisions and great attention to detail. We have assisted new charter schools in navigating the charter application process.
Forming a charter school involves numerous strategic decisions and great attention to detail. We have assisted new charter schools in putting together a qualified planning committee, establishing a nonprofit corporate entity, preparing an IRS application for tax-exempt status, evaluating potential sponsors, and preparing the charter school application. Charter applications will not be approved by a potential sponsor unless they meet the spirit and intent of the South Carolina Charter Schools Act and comply with the Act’s many technical requirements.
After a charter school application is submitted to a potential sponsor, the charter school planning committee will present its application to the potential sponsor’s governing body, which will decide whether to approve or deny the charter.
We have successfully helped charter planning committees prepare for charter application hearings before a sponsor’s board of trustees.
Navigating the New Frontiers of Education
For years, Tyler Turner and Mary Allison Caudell have practiced in the area of education law. Within the education law field, they have developed a particular focus on representing the rights of a unique type of public school that is given autonomy and that creates new, innovative, and more flexible ways of educating children — charter schools.