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The first public charter school opened in 1992, only one year after the enactment of the 1991 Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

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Utah Association of Public Charter Schools

American Fork, UT

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Most public schools in Utah are operated by one of the state’s roughly 41 school districts. Charter schools account for 137 of the state’s public schools, which operate with more autonomy than district schools. Charter schools operate under a contract with an authorizer, either the State Charter School Board, a school district, or a specified institution of higher education.

Charter schools in Utah are governed by independent boards and held accountable to a legally binding contractual agreement with their authorizer. It is this charter agreement that allows for the operation of the charter school. As public schools, charter schools must comply with all federal and state legislation and federal regulations. Charter schools are also responsible to comply with all State Board rules except those specifically waived in their charter.

*information up to date as of 2022

“Charter schools in Utah and across the nation are a bastion of hope for families looking for a school that meets their families’ needs. Utah families recognize charter schools’ diverse offerings and see direct benefits for their children.”

Royce Van Tassell, Utah Association of Public Charter Schools

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