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This proposed law would allow the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year. Approvals under this law could expand statewide charter school enrollment by up to 1% of the total statewide public school enrollment each year. New charters and enrollment expansions approved under this law would be exempt from existing limits on the number of charter schools, the number of students enrolled in them, and the amount of local school districts’ spending allocated to them. If the Board received more than 12 applications in a single year from qualified applicants, then the proposed law would require it to give priority to proposed charter schools or enrollment expansions in districts where student performance on statewide assessments is in the bottom 25% of all districts in the previous two years and where demonstrated parent demand for additional public school options is greatest. New charter schools and enrollment expansions approved under this proposed law would be subject to the same approval standards as other charter schools, and to recruitment, retention, and multilingual outreach requirements that currently apply to some charter schools. Schools authorized under this law would be subject to annual performance reviews according to standards established by the Board. The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2017.

2016 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 2 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 3, 2016?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
11,518
27,832
1,524
39,350
40,874
Precinct 1
 
381
871
81
1,252
1,333
Precinct 2
 
542
1,131
77
1,673
1,750
Precinct 3
 
384
881
62
1,265
1,327
Precinct 1
 
537
1,278
67
1,815
1,882
Precinct 2
 
570
1,584
76
2,154
2,230
Precinct 3
 
625
1,422
104
2,047
2,151
Precinct 1
 
491
1,327
65
1,818
1,883
Precinct 2
 
520
1,401
78
1,921
1,999
Precinct 3
 
639
1,524
92
2,163
2,255
Precinct 1
 
440
863
66
1,303
1,369
Precinct 2
 
456
1,053
51
1,509
1,560
Precinct 3
 
510
1,229
63
1,739
1,802
Precinct 1
 
530
1,446
93
1,976
2,069
Precinct 2
 
674
1,622
57
2,296
2,353
Precinct 3
 
631
1,646
81
2,277
2,358
Precinct 1
 
682
1,782
63
2,464
2,527
Precinct 2
 
666
1,635
72
2,301
2,373
Precinct 3
 
413
1,024
59
1,437
1,496
Precinct 1
 
666
1,615
54
2,281
2,335
Precinct 2
 
588
1,161
82
1,749
1,831
Precinct 3
 
573
1,337
81
1,910
1,991
Totals
 
11,518
27,832
1,524
39,350
40,874