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Countywide Charter School Process

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Assembly Bill 1505 prohibits the establishment of new nonclassroom-based charter schools between January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2025
​​​​​​A charter petition may be submitted directly to OCBE for a charter school that operates at one or more sites within the geographic boundaries of the county, and offers instructional services not generally provided by a county office of education.  OCBE may only approve a countywide charter school if it finds, in addition to other requirements, that the educational services provided by the charter school will serve a pupil population that will benefit from those services and cannot be served as well by a charter school operating in only one school district in the county.  
The links below offer information on the countywide charter school petition process.​
Countywide Charter School Petition Process​ (New effective July 1, 2020)
Charter School Petitioner Certification (New effective July 1, 2020)
Charter School Petition Evaluation Matrix​ (New effective July 1, 2020)​