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Charter School Submission Package Information

The following are guidelines for completing the Notice for Charter School Number request form. This form was revised as of May 2014.

Guidance for Completing a Charter Submission Package

For additional information please contact Charlene Schmid at 916-323-1646 or by e-mail at

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Charter School Information:

Classroom-based Instruction

As defined by California Education Code Section 47612.5(e)(1):

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and as a condition of apportionment, “classroom-based instruction” in a charter school, for the purposes of this part, occurs only when charter school pupils are engaged in educational activities required of those pupils and are under the immediate supervision and control of an employee of the charter school who possesses a valid teaching certification in accordance with subdivision (l) of Section 47605. For purposes of calculating average daily attendance for classroom-based instruction apportionments, at lease 80 percent of the instructional time offered by the charter school shall be at the schoolsite, and the charter school shall require the attendance of all pupils for whom a classroom-based apportionment is claimed at the school site for at least 80 percent of the minimum instructional time required to be offered pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 47612.5.

Additionally, as defined in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11963(a):

In accordance with the definition of classroom-based instruction specified in Education Code Section 47612.5(e)(1), and for purposes of identifying and reporting that portion of a charter school’s average daily attendance that is generated through nonclassroom-based instruction pursuant to Education Code sections 47634.2(c) and 47612.5(e)(2), classroom-based instruction in a charter school occurs only when all four of the following conditions are met.

Nonclassroom-based Instruction

As defined by California Education Code Section 47612.5(d)(1):

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in paragraph (1) of subdivision (e), a charter school that has an approved charter may receive funding for nonclassroom-based instruction only if a determination for funding is made pursuant to Section 47634.2 by the State Board of Education. The determination for funding shall be subject to any conditions or limitations the State Board of Education may prescribe. The State Board of Education shall adopt regulations on or before February 1, 2002, that define and establish general rules governing nonclassroom-based instruction that apply to all charter schools and to the process for determining funding of nonclassroom-based instruction by charter schools offering nonclassroom-based instruction other than the nonclassrom-based instruction allowed by paragraph (1) of subdivision (e). Nonclassroom-based instruction includes, but is not limited to, independent study, home study, work study, and distance and computer-based education.

Additionally as defined by California Education Code Section 47612.5(e)(2) for the purposes of this part, “nonclassroom instruction” or “nonclassroom-based instruction” means instruction that does not meet the requirements specified in paragraph (1).

Combination of Classroom-based and Nonclassroom-based Instruction

Is only to be selected if the approved charter school petition articulates how some of the student population will be served by definition of classroom-based instruction, and a different set of the student population will be served by the definition of nonclassroom-based instruction. If this is applicable, please indicate the estimated percentage of students that will participate in each of the site types.

Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 47605 or any other provision of law, community school and independent study average daily attendance shall be claimed by school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools only for pupils who are residents of the county in which the apportionment claim is reported, or who are residents of a county immediately adjacent to the county in which the apportionment claim is reported.

Authorizing Local Education Agency Information

Proposed Charter School’s Physical Location for School Facility, if Classroom-based

Proposed Charter School’s Satellite or Resource Center Addresses, if Applicable

California Education Code Section 47305.1(c) states,         

Notwithstanding any other provision, a charter school may establish a resource center, meeting space, or other satellite facility located in a county adjacent to that in which the charter school is authorized if the following conditions are met:

Proposed Nonclassroom-based Charter School’s Business Address


EC Section 47605(i) states:

Upon the approval of the petition by the governing board of the school district, the petitioner or petitioners shall provide written notice of that approval, including a copy of the petition, to the applicable county superintendent of schools, the department, and the state board.

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