Senate Bill 968 simply provides that charter schools be treated as school districts for the purposes of:

  • Zoning.
  • Permitting.
  • Code compliance.
  • Development.
  • Land development agreements.
  • Impact fees.
  • Drainage fees.

The bill also provides that charter schools may not be singled out for exclusion by a political subdivision.

These provisions ensure that charter schools receive equal treatment with independent school districts for the purposes of establishment and development within their respective jurisdictions.