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Charter Submission Package and Numbering Deadlines

Charter Submission Package and Deadlines for SBE Numbering

Listed below are the deadlines and required documents for submitting a Charter Submission Package in order to receive a charter number from the State Board of Education (SBE). A charter number must be assigned by the SBE before a County-District-School code can be issued.

E-mailed numbering requests will not be accepted. All items listed in the Charter Submission Package are to be postmarked by 5 p.m. on the due dates listed below:

State Board of Education Meeting Dates Charter Submission Package Deadline
January 14-15, 2015
October 30, 2014
March 11-12, 2015
January 2, 2015
May 6-7, 2015
February 27, 2015
July 8-9, 2015
April 30, 2015
September 2-3, 2015
June 26, 2015
November 4-5, 2015
August 28, 2015

Mail complete Charter Submission Packages to the following address:

California Department of Education
Charter Schools Division
Attn: Charter Submission Package
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814

Package Details

All packages must include the following:

Guidance for Completing a Charter Submission Package
A guide to completing the Notice of Charter School Number including contact information.

Incomplete packages will not be forwarded to the SBE for numbering.


Approximately two weeks after the postmarked deadline, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the contact provided on the Application for Charter School Number. Additionally, the SBE agenda is posted ten days prior to the meeting at The item for Numbering is typically at the end of the agenda with the Consent Items.

Additional Applications to be Completed

The following applications should be submitted prior to opening the school. Please note the County-District-School code cannot be assigned more than 12 months before opening and must contain an original signature of the authorizing district superintendent. These applications may be submitted to the contact indicated on the form.

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