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Charter School Appeal Process

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Assembly Bill 1505 prohibits establishing new nonclassroom-based charter schools between January 1, 2020, and January 1, 2026. 


Charter school petitioners may submit an appeal to the Orange County Board of Education following a denial by a local school district. ​

Orange County Department of Education Charter Schools Unit staff facilitate the charter school petition sub​mission​ process, conduct petition review, and provide recommendations, including recommended findings, to the Orange County Board of Education.

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


Board Policy & Appendix 400-12 Charter Schools

Charter Petition Intake Information (fillable form)​

Appeal Charter Petition Evaluation Rubric Template

Charter Petitioner Certification Appeal TEMPLATE (Sample Petitioner Certification)

Orange County Board of Education meeting schedule and information can be found at:

​Last reviewed: February 2024