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Temporary Prohibition on New NCB Charter Schools

Information regarding the temporary prohibition on new nonclassroom-based charter schools from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2022, per Assembly Bill 1505.

Assembly Bill 1505 External link opens in new window or tab. [Approved by Governor on October 03, 2019] prohibits the approval of a petition for the establishment of a new charter school that offers nonclassroom-based (NCB) instruction, including virtual schools, and that is funded as an NCB charter school, from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2022. AB 1505 added Education Code (EC) Section 47612.7.

This new legislation will not apply to NCB charter schools that were granted approval and started serving pupils prior to October 1, 2019, under either of the following circumstances:

  • The charter school is required to submit a petition to the governing board of a school district or county board of education in an adjacent county in which its existing resource center is located in order to comply with EC Section 47605.1, or to retain current program offerings or enrollment.
  • The charter school is required to submit a petition to a school district or county board of education in which a resource center is located in order to comply with the court decision in Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School (2016) 4 Cal. App. 5th 262, or other relevant court ruling, and the petition is necessary to retain current program offerings or enrollment. EC Section 47612.7 cannot be waived by the State Board of Education.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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