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Education Code Section 47604.1

Information for charter school authorizers, charter schools, and parents regarding California Education Code Section 47604.1 and Senate Bill 126.

Background

This web page serves as a centralized location for matters related to California Education Code (EC) 47604.1 External link opens in new window or tab. enacted with the passage of Senate Bill 126 [Chaptered 3, Statutes of 2019], which was approved by the Governor on March 5, 2019.

EC Section 47604.1 requires that charter schools and those that manage charter schools (charter management organizations) comply with key state laws related to transparency and conflict of interest. More specifically, EC Section 47604.1 requires compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (open meeting law), the California Public Records Act (open records law), California Government Code Section 1090 (law prohibiting conflicts of interest in purchasing or contracting), and the Political Reform Act of 1974 (law prohibiting conflicts of interest in government decision making).

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding EC Section 47604.1 and SB 126 are available at EC Section 47604.1 FAQs.

State Board of Education-Authorized Charter Schools Complaint Form

Note: This form is only for use for State Board of Education (SBE)-authorized schools or charter management organizations (CMOs) that operate a charter school authorized by the SBE. If the charter school is currently authorized by a local school governing board or county office of education, contact the charter school's authorizer to attempt to address any concerns.

State Board of Education-Authorized Charter Schools Complaint Form (PDF)
Instructions and form for filing a complaint regarding open meeting, public records, and conflict of interest requirements under EC Section 47604.1 for SBE-authorized charter schools or for CMOs that operate a charter school authorized by the SBE. Completed forms may be submitted via email to the Charter Schools Division at charters@cde.ca.gov.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 09, 2021
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