Charter SchoolsInformation to assist school districts and charter schools in seeking state facility funding assistance under AB 14 (Chapter 935, statutes of 2002), which defines the manner of funds available.
Department of Education Charter Schools
A link to the Charter Schools home page, which contains information and legislative references regarding the establishment and operation of charter schools.
Facility Program Approved Regulations
The Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 established a state program to provide funding for new construction and modernization of existing school facilities. The regulations provide guidance for accessing state bond funds (including those specifically allocated for construction of charter schools) approved by the voters.
of the State Architect
Information regarding the design of buildings and oversight of school construction, including the codes and standards that affect the industry. A listing of Division of the State Architect certified project inspectors is included.
of Toxic Substances Control
Information regarding the legislatively mandated process for evaluating the effects of potential environmental hazards on a prospective school site and overseeing clean-up to ensure a safe and uncontaminated site.
School Finance Authority
Information on the California School Finance Authority's verification of the financial soundness of charter schools applying for state bond funds, pursuant to Education Code Section 17078.52(d)(4)
Code Section 17078.52 et.seq Charter Schools
The Education Code sections that relate to the establishment of a program to allocate funding for the purpose of providing school facilities for charter school pupils.
For a list of currently active charter schools (From the DataQuest Web page, in the pull-down menu on the left side of the page, select: Level "Other Choices," Subject "Student Demographics/Enrollment," Click "Submit." From the report page at the "Selected School Type," pull down menu, select "Charter," Select the Year, Choose the sort order for the report, Select "Enrollment by Grade," Click "Submit").
NOTE: The information is current as of the date cited at the top of the DataQuest page.
The reported enrollment is the total enrollment for each school and may contain a combination of "Classroom Based Instruction," "Non-classroom Based Instruction," and Independent Study" enrollments. (See Education Code Section 47612.5(d)(1).)
Contacts for Assistance
|Department of Education||Lisa Constanciofirstname.lastname@example.org||916-445-4889|
Office of Public School Construction
|Department of Toxic Substances Control - Northern California||Mark Malinowskiemail@example.com||916-255-3717|
|Department of Toxic Substances Control - Southern California||Shahir Haddadfirstname.lastname@example.org||714-484-5368|
|Division of State Architect||Dan Levernieremail@example.com||916-445-8100|
For additional information contact the California School Finance Authority, Charter School Facilities Program at 213-620-4467.