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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 11-12, 2017
October 28, 2016
March 8-9, 2017
December 30, 2016
May 10-11, 2017
February 24, 2017
July 12-13, 2017
April 28, 2017
September 13-14, 2017
June 23, 2017
November 8-9, 2017
August 25, 2017

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:

  • Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(i), the petitioner shall provide written notice of approval of the petition by the local educational agency (LEA).                    
  • One hard copy printed back to back of the full charter as approved by the authorizing LEA, any attachments or appendices, and a copy of the authorizer’s board meeting minutes of the public hearing and approving the charter school.
  • One CD with an electronic copy of all above noted documentation.

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


The SBE agenda is posted ten days prior to the meeting at Current and Past SBE Agenda's. 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.

  • Pupil Estimates for New or Significantly Expanding Charters (PENSEC) report collects estimated average daily attendance (ADA) and other pupil counts. Charter schools that file a PENSEC report may receive a special advance on their funding for state principal apportionment and/or allocations of federal categorical programs. Information for the fiscal year 2015–16 can be found at Principal Apportionment Data Due Dates Web page.
CDE Staff Contacts
Questions: Charter Schools Division | | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 30, 2016