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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.

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


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

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

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

Charter Facilities
Guidance on school district obligations and facilities.

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

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

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

Oversight of State Board of Education Authorized Charter Schools
Guidance on submitting charter petition appeals and administrative functions.

Resources for Parents and FAQs about Charter Schools
Frequently asked questions, how to find charter schools, and various information pertaining to charter schools.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Recently Posted in Charter Schools
  • PCSGP CSA TAP Sub-Grant Use of Funds (added 10-Dec-2021)
    Information regarding the Use of Funds for the Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP) Sub-Grants including allowable and non-allowable expenses.
  • PCSGP CSA TAP Sub-Grant Resources (added 10-Dec-2021)
    Resources for the PCSGP Charter School Authorizer Technical Assistance Provider Sub-Grant.
  • Charter School FAQ Section 6 (added 09-Dec-2021)
    Frequently asked questions regarding charter school testing and accountability.
  • Education Code Section 47604.1 (added 09-Dec-2021)
    Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding California Education Code Section 47604.1 and Senate Bill 126.
  • Education Code Section 47604.1 FAQs (added 09-Dec-2021)
    Answers to frequently asked questions related to California Education Code Section 47604.1 and Senate Bill 126

  • Legislation Impacting Charters (added 09-Dec-2021)
    Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding the implementation of legislation impacting charter schools.
  • Special Education Information and Resources (added 22-Nov-2021)
    Information and resources related to special education, including links to the notice of procedural safeguards, complaint process, and focused monitoring technical assistance.
  • Charter School FAQ Section 3 (added 22-Nov-2021)
    Frequently asked questions regarding the governance, oversight, and liability of a charter school.
  • Charter School FAQ Section 4 (added 22-Nov-2021)
    Frequently asked questions regarding general charter school compliance.