Are public charter schools held accountable?

Yes. Public charter schools introduced an unprecedented level of accountability into public education. If a public charter school is deemed Low Performing by the state (D or F without exceeding academic growth) in 2 out of every 3 years, it may be recommended to be closed by the State Board of Education. In addition, each school undergoes an annual fiscal audit. This can also cause the public charter school to be in noncompliance and eventually close. Furthermore, being public schools, they must operate within all federal, state and local laws, abiding by health, safety and civil rights laws, as well as business regulations and public body rules.