The provisions of this subsection shall apply only to applications for newly created charter schools pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-13-106 (a) (1). If an application is denied, the Sponsor shall have fifteen (15) days to correct the deficiencies in the application and submit an amended application. All changes within amended applications shall be embedded within the text of the original application, in bold lettering. Information that has been deleted from the original application shall remain in the text of the amended application, but shall be noted with strike-through marks. Amended applications shall be submitted to the Board Administrative Secretary. Amended applications must be submitted with one (1) typed original, twenty (10) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy (i.e. a PDF file attached to an email or a CD), all of which shall include any attachments and/or exhibits. Amended applications must be presented in a binder or notebook on 8 x 11 inch paper using 12-point font. If the Sponsor elects not to submit an amended application, if the amended application is not timely submitted or if the amended application is not submitted in the appropriate format with the requisite number and type of copies, the review process shall cease and the application will not be further considered.
The Board shall have fifteen (15) days from receipt of an amended application to approve or deny the amended application. During the fifteen (15) day review period, the Committee shall review and evaluate the amended application. The amended application shall be reviewed and evaluated as a whole. Upon completion of the review of the amended application, the Committee Chairperson shall render the Committee's recommendation to approve or deny the amended charter application to the Board, in writing. If the Committee recommends denial of the amended application, the Committee shall include in its recommendations the objective reasons for denial.