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Table 2: Authority of Public Schools to Contract for Instruction
State School boards have broad powers School boards have enumerated powers Specific Statutory Authority Unclear
Permits Contracts for instruction generally Permits Contracts for instruction in certain circumstances
Alaska *        
Arizona*   *   *  
Arkansas   *      
California* *     *  
Colorado *   *    
Connecticut   *     *
Delaware *     *  
Georgia *   *    
Idaho         *
Illinois   *     *
Indiana   *   *  
Iowa   * *    
Kansas   *   *  
Kentucky   *     *
Louisiana   *     *
Maine   *     *
Maryland *   *    
Michigan   *   *  
Minnesota* * * *    
Mississippi   *      
Missouri *        
Montana *        
Nebraska   *   * *
Nevada   *      
New Hampshire *       *
New Jersey         *
New Mexico       *  
New York   *      
North Carolina   *   *  
North Dakota   *      
Ohio *     * *
Oklahoma         *
Oregon * * *    
Pennsylvania   *   *  
Rhode Island   *   *  
South Carolina   *      
South Dakota   *      
Tennessee   *      
Utah *   *    
Vermont * * *    
Washington   *     *
Virginia *     *  
West Virginia   *   * *
Wisconsin   *   *  

* States with charter-schoool legislation implicitly enabling charter schools to contract for instruction

Source: American Association of Educators in Private Practice