Chris Hecht, executive director of Kona Pacific Charter School, said the process by which the contract was created went smoothly, and he's looking forward to operating under the contract.
The commission worked collaboratively with the schools, he
"We're 100 percent ready to step up and be held accountable," Hecht
"We like the clarity the performance contract brings."
sees an advantage to having the performance contract in place.
"Accountability is a two-way street," he
said, adding people often focus on holding schools accountable for educating students.
But the state has duties to the schools, too, he
said, noting per-pupil funding to public charter schools has been cut by at least 35 percent the last three years, and forecasts show the funding amount is likely to continue decreasing the next two school years.