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What is a Charter School?

A charter school in Oregon is:

  • a free public school within a school district
  • defined uniquely by contract or "charter"
  • authorized to operate under a contract of "charter"
  • operated by community members (often parents & teachers)
  • partially autonomous (with its own governing board)
  • school of choice (for students and for teachers)
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