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Charter School Complaint Notice
California Education Code Requirements
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
■ English learner
■ Foster youth
■ Neglected or delinquent
■ 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.
Complaint Procedures In order to submit a complaint, complete the Charter School Complaint Form and submit the form to the charter school authorizer, electronically or in hard copy, to the following location:
Charter School Complaint Form
Name: Email Address:
Date of Problem: Phone Number:
Charter School (include address):
Basis of complaint (check all that apply):
Pupil was discouraged from enrolling or seeking to enroll in the charter school.
Records were requested to be submitted to the charter school before enrollment.
Pupil was encouraged to disenroll from the charter school or transfer to another school.
Please provide further details:
Please file this complaint with the authorizer of the charter school listed on the preceding page electronically or in hard copy.
California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4) allows a parent or guardian to submit a complaint to the charter school authorizer when a charter school discourages a pupil's enrollment, requires records before enrollment, or encourages a pupil to disenroll. Please identify the basis for this complaint below, with specific facts, which support your complaint.