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Petitions Requesting a Charter Restart

Additional Parent Empowerment provisions for petitions that request a charter restart.

Upon the receipt of the petition that requests a restart model type of intervention, and that includes a charter petition, the Local Educational Agency (LEA) must first determine whether it will implement the requested intervention option. 

If a petition requests that the Subject School be operated under a specific charter school operator, CMO or EMO, and the LEA does not reject the petition pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 4802.1 (g) then the review process will be the process required in California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(b) External link opens in new window or tab., with the exception of EC Section 47605(b)(3) External link opens in new window or tab.

If a Parent Empowerment petition does not include the proposed charter but requests that the Subject School be operated under a charter school operator, CMO or EMO, and the LEA does not reject the petition pursuant to 5 CCR Section 4802.01 (g), then the LEA must promptly notify the petitioners that it has adopted the restart model and give the petitioners the option to solicit charter proposals from charter school operators, CMOs and EMOs and select a specific charter school operator or decline to do so.

  • If the petitioners opt to solicit charter proposals and select a specific charter school operator, they must submit the proposed charter school operator to the LEA within 90 calendar days. Upon submittal of the charter proposal, the LEA will conduct a thorough review process as required in EC Section 47605(b) External link opens in new window or tab., with the exception of EC Section 47605(b)(3) External link opens in new window or tab..

  • If the petitioners inform the LEA that they have declined the option to solicit charter proposals and select a charter school operator, the LEA will, within 20 calendar days, solicit charter proposals from charter school operators, CMOs and EMOs. Thereafter, the LEA will select a charter school operator, CMO or EMO, through the review process required in EC Section 47605(b) External link opens in new window or tab., with the exception of EC Section 47605(b)(3) External link opens in new window or tab., and shall begin at the end of a solicitation period not to exceed 90 calendar days.

If the petitioners request a restart option to operate the school under an educational management organization that is not a charter school, the LEA will work in good faith to implement a contract with a provider selected by the petitioners. In the absence of petitioners' selection of a specific provider, the LEA will immediately solicit proposals from EMOs, and will select an EMO through the rigorous review process required in EC Section 53300.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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