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Frequently Asked Questions about Charter Schools

Questions commonly asked about charter schools.

Responses to these frequently asked questions are advisory only. Charter schools and authorizing entities are encouraged to review the actual laws and regulations that provide the basis for these responses and consult with their own legal counsel regarding the application of any of these issues to a specific situation.

Section 1 - General Information [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec1mar04.asp]

Section 2 - Overview, Approval, Start-Up, and Closing [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec2mar04.asp]

Section 3 - Governance, Oversight and Liability [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec3mar04.asp]

Section 4 - General Compliance [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec4mar04.asp]

Section 5 - Charter School Staffing [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec5mar04.asp]

Section 6 - Testing and Accountability [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec6mar04.asp]

Section 7 - Attendance Accounting and Instructional Time

Section 8 - Independent Study and Nonclassroom-Based Programs [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/qandasec8mar04.asp]

Section 9 - Funding and Apportionment

Section 10 - Facilities [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/csfaqsect10.asp]

Section 11 - Academic Performance Determinations for Charter Renewal

Questions: Charter Schools Division | Charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 17, 2015
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