Charter School Complaint Notice and Form – Charter Schools (CA Dept of Education)

California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/ codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=47605&lawCode=EDC) states the following:

    • A charter school shall not discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school for any reason, including, but not limited to, academic performance of the pupil or because the pupil exhibits any of the following characteristics:
      • Academically low-achieving
      • Economically disadvantaged (determined by eligibility for any free or reduced price mealprogram)
      • English learner
      • Ethnicity
      • Foster youth
      • Homeless
      • Nationality
      • Neglected or delinquent
      • Race
      • Sexual orientation
      • Pupils with disabilities
    • A charter school shall not request a pupil’s records or require the parent, guardian, or pupil to submit the pupil’s records to the charter school before enrollment.
    • A charter school shall not encourage a pupil currently attending the charter school to disenroll from the charter school or transfer to another school for any reason (except for suspension or expulsion).
    • This notice shall be posted on a charter school’s Internet website and a charter school will provide copies of this notice (1) when a parent, guardian, or pupil inquires about enrollment; (2) before conducting an enrollment lottery, and (3) before disenrollment of a pupil.
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