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Nonclassroom-Based Determination of Funding

Information for nonclassroom-based charter schools on how to apply for a funding determination.

Enacted by Senate Bill 740 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) (Chapter 892, Statutes of 2001, Education Code [EC] Section 47612.5 External link opens in new window or tab.), charter schools are prohibited from receiving any funding for nonclassroom-based instruction unless the State Board of Education determines its eligibility for funding.

New Legislation

Senate Bills 98 and 820 Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions related to Senate Bill (SB) 98 and SB 820.

Temporary Prohibition on New Nonclassroom-Based 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.

Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination Requests by Fiscal Year

Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination Requests (XLSX; Revised 23-Nov-2020)
A compilation of nonclassroom-based funding determination requests heard by the State Board of Education during fiscal years 2011–12 through 2020–21.

Forms and Instructions for Fiscal Year 2020–21

  1. Nonclassroom-Based Charter Schools Determination of Funding Requests for the Fiscal Year 2020–21
  2. Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination Form Instruction Guide (PDF)
  3. Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination Form - Fiscal Year 2020–21 (PDF) Users should download and save the PDF prior to entering data into the form. The recommended program for completing the form is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Education Code Statutes

California Code of Regulations, Title 5

Regulations for nonclassroom-based instruction funding determinations may be found at Thomson Reuters WESTLAW California Code of Regulations External link opens in new window or tab.. Individual codes may be accessed by browsing the code via the drop down menu system or by entering search criteria (i.e. code, title) on the search page.

  • California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 11704 Pupil - Teacher Ratio
  • 5 CCR Section 11963 Definitions of Classroom Based Instruction
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.1 Nonclassroom-Based Instruction in Charter Schools
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.2 Average Daily Attendance for Nonclassroom-Based Instruction in Charter Schools
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.3 Determination of Funding Request Forms and Calculations
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.4 Evaluation of Determination of Funding Requests Regarding Nonclassroom-Based Instruction
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.5 Determination of Funding Requests for Nonclassroom-based Virtual or Online Charter Schools
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.6 Submission & Action on Determination of Funding Requests Regarding Nonclassroom-Based Instruction
  • 5 CCR Section 11963.7 Termination of a Determination of Funding Requests Regarding Nonclassroom-Based Instruction

Nonregulatory Guidance for Nonclassroom-Based Instruction

Questions: Charter SB 740 | charter-sb740@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 23, 2020
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