On May 9, 2011 Governor Fallin signed two bills related to Charter schools into law.
The committee substitute to Senate Bill 256 requires that any charter school that leases property receives current government lease rates. Enactment may lead to more favorable lease rates for charter schools, thereby saving operational dollars.
Senate Bill 445 clarifies that students who reside in a school district where a charter school is located are not required to obtain a transfer to attend the charter school in the school district of residence.
The measure allows charter schools to enroll emergency transfer students.