Charter School Closure Process
Charter Schools Closure Lists by Fiscal Year
View a list of Charter School closures in Fiscal Year 2016-17 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/lr/chclosures1617.asp].
View a list of Charter School closures in Fiscal Year 2015-16 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/lr/chclosures1516.asp].
View a list of Charter School closures in Fiscal Year 2014-15 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/lr/chclosures1415.asp].
View a list of Charter School closures in Fiscal Year 2013-14 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/lr/chclosures1314.asp].
Charter School Closure Requirements and Recommendations
The following provides guidance on charter school closures, including the handling of:
- Documentation and notification of the closure
- Record transfer and retention
- Student transfers
- Financial closeout
A charter school may close voluntarily, through non-renewal, or through revocation. The procedures for charter school closure are guided by California Education Code sections 47604.32 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC§ionNum=47604.32.] , 47605 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&division=4.&title=2.&part=26.8.&chapter=2.&article=] , 47605.6 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC§ionNum=47605.6.] , and 47607 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC§ionNum=47607.] as well as California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR), sections 11962 and 11962.1 which can be found by searching the California Code of Regulations [https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/index] California law requires that closure procedures are stated through an agreement between the authorizing entity and charter school before the charter school begins operation. These procedures must designate a responsible entity to conduct closure activities and identify how these activities will be funded.
Documentation of Closure Action
Please forward all documentation to CharterDATA@cde.ca.gov.