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Enactment of Senate Bill 1290

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

December 31, 2012

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:


On September 26, 2012, the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1290 (Chapter 576, Statutes of 2012) which affects charter schools and charter school authorizers. SB 1290 [] External link opens in new window or tab. amends Sections 47605, 47605.6, and 47607 of the California Education Code.

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with notification of this legislation, which becomes effective on January 1, 2013.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the Charter Schools Division, by phone at 916-322-6029 or by e-mail at



Deborah V.H. Sigman, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

District, School and Innovation Branch


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