Charter School Complaint Notice

California Education Code Requirements

California Education Code (EC) §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 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 the to the charter school authorizer, electronically or in hard copy, to the following location:

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

1300 17th Street - City Centre

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 636-4000 | Email KCSOS

 

Click here to download Charter School Complaint Form