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Charter Schools Unit

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

     Jacqueline Alderissi, Execut​iv​e A​ssistant (714) 966-4381

Anna Day, Administrator, Fiscal Oversight (714) 966-4387

     Jessica Williams, Financial Analyst (714) 966-4388 

     Kristiana Trucios​​​, Senior Project Accountant (714) 966-4395​

Teresa Johnson,​ Administrator, Operations (714) 966-4071

     Felipe Vasquez, Coordinator (714) 966-4370

     Maureen Cox, Coordinator (714) 966-4252

     Rachel Carrillo​, Coordinator (714) 966-4287​

​     TBD, Coordinator (714) 966-XXXX