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California Charter School Law

California Charter School Law

California Education Code

California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4) 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 meal program) 
  • English learner 
  • Ethnicity 
  • Foster youth 
  • Homeless
  • Nationality 
  • Neglected or delinquent 
  • Race 
  • Sexual orientation 
  • Pupils with disabilities 

A charter school shall not request

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 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).


Complaint Notices

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.