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The information below relies heavily on the California Department of Education’s website at
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/cefcharterschools.asp, and, where applicable, Santa Clara County Board of Education policy. The California Education Code is referred to below as Education Code or EC. These FAQs will be expanded periodically to include additional questions and answers.
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A petition must present a sound educational program and those identified to lead and operate the school must demonstrate a strong capacity to successfully implement the program as set forth in the petition. Reasonably comprehensive descriptions of each required element are thus evaluated based on the extent to which the soundness of the educational program and the capacity of the petitioner can be established.
“The [authorizing] board is not allowed to consider the potential impacts a charter school would have on the other educational programs of a district or the district’s fiscal health or state of its facilities, among other issues” (November 2009,
CSBA, p. 33)
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