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Charter School Appeal Process

​​​​​​​​​​​​Assembly Bill 1505 prohibits the establishment of new nonclassroom-based charter schools between January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2025. 


A charter school petitioner can appeal a denied charter school petition, by the governing board of a local school district, by submitting an appeal to the Orange County Board of Education within 30 days of denial.

The Charter Schools Unit is responsible for facilitating the charter school petition sub​mission​ and review process by:

  1. ​​Organizi​​ng a multi-disciplinary team to review the charter petition

  2. Providing recommendations, including recommended findings, to the Orange County Board of Education

  3. ​Answering questions petitioners may have regarding the appeal process 

​​​​​​​The​ links below offer information on the charter school petition appeal process.


Charter School Petition Appeal​ Process​​

Charter School Peti​tioner Certification

Charter School Petition Intake Information

Charter School Petition Evaluation Matrix

Last reviewed: January 2023