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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&sectionNum=47604.32.] External link opens in new window or tab., 47605 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&division=4.&title=2.&part=26.8.&chapter=2.&article=] External link opens in new window or tab., 47605.6 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&sectionNum=47605.6.] External link opens in new window or tab., and 47607 [http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&sectionNum=47607.] External link opens in new window or tab. 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] External link opens in new window or tab. 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.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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