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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.

Information and Resources

Administrative Functions
Information on charter school establishments, including requests for charter school numbers, renewals, and closures.

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.

Data Files and Directory Information
Data files and directory information pertaining to California charter schools.

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.

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.

Links to internal and external resources pertaining to charter schools, and information on how to subscribe to the Charter-Schools listserv.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Monday, June 17, 2024
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