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Charter School Complaint Notice

California Education Code Requirements

  • California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4)
    (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=47605&lawCo
    de=EDC) 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:
  1. Academically low-achieving
  2. Economically disadvantaged (determined by eligibility for any free or reduced price
    meal program)
  3. English learner
  4. Ethnicity
  5. Foster youth
  6. Homeless
  7. Nationality
  8. Neglected or delinquent
  9. Race
  10. Sexual orientation
  11. 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 (available at:
https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ch/documents/rescscomplaints.pdf) and submit the form to the charter
school authorizer, electronically or in hard copy, to the following location:

Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA 93012
Email: mhartsuyker@vcoe.org
Phone: (805) 383-1900