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Department of Education
The Orange County Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring all students are equipped with the competencies they need to thrive in the 21st century and beyond by supporting high-quality charter schools that emphasize rigorous academic standards, innovative programs and responsible business practices.
The Charter Schools Unit (CSU) accepts new charter petitions and appeals on behalf of the Orange County Board of Education and facilitates the review process. CSU coordinates the monitoring and oversight of charter schools authorized by the Orange County Board of Education and provides general information and technical assistance to school district authorizers and charter school operators.
Aracely Chastain, Director (714) 966-4377
Ana Torres, Executive Assistant (714) 966-4381
Anna Day, Administrator, Fiscal Oversight (714) 966-4387
Jessica Williams, Financial Analyst (714) 966-4388
Kristiana Trucios, Senior Project Accountant (714) 966-4395Teresa Johnson, Administrator, Operations (714) 966-4071
Felipe Vasquez, Coordinator (714) 966-4370 Maureen Cox, Coordinator (714) 966-4252
Rachel Carrillo, Coordinator (714) 966-4287