Florida League of Cities

Charter School Zoning (Watch) – PASSED 

CS/CS/SB 758 (Diaz) creates the Charter School Review Commission within the Florida Department of Education. Of interest to cities, the bill amends local government regulations dealing with zoning of charter schools. The bill does the following: 

•Prohibits a charter school from being subject to any land regulation that would not be required for a public school in the same location

•Expands the list of properties or facilities that may provide space to charter schools within their facilities under their preexisting zoning without needing to obtain a special exception. 

CS/CS/SB 758 passed the House (86-28) and the Senate (27-11) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (Branch)