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Charter Schools

Public schools providing instruction in any of grades TK–12 created or organized by teachers, parents, community leaders or a community-based organization.

What's New

Verified Data (New 06-Jun-2023)
An overview of the legislative requirement for criteria, and the list of valid and reliable assessments and measure of postsecondary outcomes to be used in the charter school renewal process.

Information and Resources

Administrative Functions
Direction on administrative functions such as charter numbering, renewals, closures and the annual information update.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools
Advisories, meeting notices, meeting agendas, and member information for the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools.

Appeals to the California State Board of Education
Guidance on submitting charter school appeals to the California State Board of Education.

Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI)
Initiative to expand professional development and networking opportunities for authorizers through statewide and regional activities, with a special emphasis on supporting small and rural authorizers.

Charter Facilities
Guidance on school district obligations and facilities.

Charter School Complaint Notice and Form
Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding the Charter School Complaint Notice and Form.

Charter Updates
Updates and information from the California Department of Education, Charter Schools Division to charter schools, authorizers, and stakeholders

Fiscal Support/Nonclassroom-Based Funding
Information regarding charter school funding, including, nonclassroom-based funding determination requests and grant opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding charter schools.

Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Access to State and federal statutes, regulations, and policy guidance for charter schools.

Legislation Impacting Charters
Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding the implications and implementation of recent legislation pertaining to charter schools.

Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP)
Information about the PCSGP and guidance for grantees.

Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC)
Program providing technical assistance and coaching throughout California through regional sub-grants.

Various information pertaining to charter schools, including how to locate a charter school.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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