Policies and Procedures

    The administrative procedures contained herein are designed to guide the work of the Charter Schools Division (CSD) of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and to give charter school governing boards, administrators, staff and the public a clear understanding of its authorizing practices.
    State and federal legislation, laws and regulations, and policy guidance for charter schools, as provided by the California Department of Education.
    This page contains the data reporting policy that charter schools should follow using CALPADS and CBEDS-ORA, according to the California Department of Education.
    This page contains general information from the California Department of Education about what a charter school is and information on how to start a charter school.
    This bulletin clarifies the procedure for providing student cumulative records to charter schools that are conversion charter schools or were chartered as part of Public School Choice.
    This policy provides a framework to guide the Board of Education and District staff in establishing a coordinated and coherent approach to fulfilling its authorizing responsibilities effectively and promoting the quality of the schools it charters.  To the extent this policy conflicts with any law, the law supersedes this policy and the validity and effect of the rest of this policy shall not be affected.
    This page contains guidance and direction regarding charter schools' pre-and post-lottery enrollment forms to address issues that may directly or indirectly discourage some parents from enrolling their children at the charter school.
    This bulletin provides guidelines for the shared use of District school sites by co-located district and charter schools pursuant to Education Code section 47614 and its Implementing Regulations ("Proposition 39").
    The Ralph M. Brown Act is California's open meeting law.  The law's intent is that the actions of public commissions, boards and councils in California be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. (Government Code section 54950.)
    This bulletin serves as a reminder to all district and charter schools to provide a copy of the complete cumulative record of a student who has transferred within 10 schooldays after it is requested.
    BUL-5439.0 (March 11, 2011) may not reflect current District policies and procedures.  A revised bulletin is under development and is anticipated to come out for the 2015-2016 school year.