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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions related to Assembly Bill 1505 and AB 1507.

Changes to Appeal Process

How will the State Board of Education review charter appeals that are received after July 1, 2020?

Assembly Bill 1505 goes into effect on July 1, 2020; however, for charter petitions that were considered by the governing board of a local school district or county office of education under the current law and before AB 1505 takes effect, the State Board of Education will review the charter petitions based on the same law that was applied at the local level.

Charter School Action Form

What is the Charter School Action Form? Where is the Charter School Number Form?

The Charter School Action Form was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) in response to AB 1505 and AB 1507, which defines specific instances in which a charter school is to be treated as “continuing.” The intent of the Charter School Action Form is to aid the CDE in determining charter schools to be treated as “continuing.” Detailed information regarding the Charter School Action Form is available at Charter School Numbers and Changes in Authorizers.

The Charter Schools Division (CSD) still uses the Charter School Number Form to assign numbers to petitions of newly established charter schools; however, this form is no longer posted on the CSD web pages. Upon receipt of the Charter School Action Form, the CSD will review the information submitted and forward the Charter School Number Form to the authorizing local educational agency, as appropriate.

Temporary Prohibition on New Nonclassroom-Based Charter Schools

Does AB 1505 prohibit nonclassroom-based charter schools?

AB 1505 prohibits the establishment of new nonclassroom-based charter schools between January 1, 2020, and January 1, 2022.


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Last Reviewed: Monday, July 6, 2020