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Summary of Question 2
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

Question 2: Do 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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County Blank Votes Total Votes Cast
Barnstable More »
 
61,789
72,796
3,327
137,912
Berkshire More »
 
20,739
43,395
2,374
66,508
Bristol More »
 
93,470
153,846
9,370
256,686
Dukes More »
 
5,699
5,709
443
11,851
Essex More »
 
151,258
228,944
12,587
392,789
Franklin More »
 
11,028
27,644
859
39,531
Hampden More »
 
72,267
129,159
7,910
209,336
Hampshire More »
 
21,361
62,119
2,144
85,624
Middlesex More »
 
298,559
483,984
26,087
808,630
Nantucket More »
 
3,361
2,947
275
6,583
Norfolk More »
 
140,216
223,878
10,448
374,542
Plymouth More »
 
104,327
164,788
6,391
275,506
Suffolk More »
 
116,259
184,623
16,325
317,207
Worcester More »
 
143,332
242,008
10,756
396,096
Totals 1,243,665 2,025,840 109,296 3,378,801