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Charter School Direct Funding Option

Guidance on a charter school's election of the Direct Funding Option.

Election of Direct Funding Option

A charter school may elect to receive its funding directly, in lieu of having it disbursed to the local educational agency that granted its charter. On or before June 1 of each year, a charter school electing funding in this manner shall so notify the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the local educational agency that granted the charter is located or, in the case of charter schools for which the State Board of Education has designated an oversight agency pursuant to Education Code (EC) Section 47605(k)(1) External link opens in new window or tab., the county superintendent of schools of the county in which the designated oversight agency is located.

An election to receive funding directly shall apply to all funding that the charter school is eligible to receive.

Questions: Charter Schools Division | Charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 29, 2016
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