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1 1 Charter Schools - Site and Plan Approval School Facilities Planning Division Liese Olukoya, Consultant

2 2 Background Education Code (EC), Section (c)(1) -CDE approval for charter school applications Education Code, Section Public Resources Code (PRC), Section California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Sections 14001, , and

3 3 Contact Charter Consultant early Recommended site size letter, for application: – Pupil capacity of project – Grade level configuration Review potential sites to evaluate – Possible CCR, Title 5 concerns – Suitability for project

4 4 Prepare Studies for the Preferred Site Required studies are listed on the SFPD 4.01-C, School Site Approval Procedures – Charter For early release of site funds from OPSC, a contingent approval may be issued prior to: – DTSC final determination letter – Completion of CEQA action – SFPD 4.03 Form, School Site Certification

5 5 Site Approval Process Overview Charter school selects potential sites

6 6 Site Approval Process Overview Charter school selects potential sites CDE visits to evaluate the potential sites

7 7 Site Approval Process Overview Charter school selects potential sites CDE visits to evaluate the potential sites Charter school identifies a preferred site, prepares required studies and submits to CDE for contingent site approval (SFPD 4.01-C, School Site Approval Procedures-Charter)

8 8 Site Approval Process Overview Charter school selects potential sites CDE visits to evaluate the potential sites Charter school identifies a preferred site, prepares required studies and submits to CDE for either contingent or final site approval (SFPD 4.01-C, School Site Approval Procedures-Charter) Charter school may then request early site acquisition funds from the Office of Public School Construction (with signed agreements)

9 9 Site Approval Process Overview Charter school selects potential sites CDE visits to evaluate the potential sites Charter school identifies a preferred site, prepares required studies and submits to CDE for either contingent or final site approval (SFPD 4.01-C, School Site Approval Procedures-Charter) Charter school may then request early site acquisition funds from the Office of Public School Construction (with signed agreements) If contingent approval was received, charter school submits final components to CDE for final site approval

10 10 Resources for Evaluating Potential School Sites School Site Selection and Approval Guide, 2000 Guide to School Site Analysis and Development Architects Local school districts Local planning agency

11 11 Small School Site Policy Applicable to sites that are less than 50% of CDEs recommended size – Demonstrate how small site will accommodate the program – Review policy and submit completed worksheet

12 12 CDE Final Site Approval Requirements Department of Toxic Substances Control final determination letter California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Notice of Completion A signed SFPD 4.03, School Site Certification A CDE final site approval is valid for five years

13 13 Plan Approval Process Overview Charter school develops Educational Specifications

14 14 Plan Approval Process Overview Charter school submits preliminary plans (design development) to CDE Charter school develops Educational Specifications

15 15 Plan Approval Process Overview Charter school submits preliminary plans (design development) to CDE Charter school develops Educational Specifications Charter school resolves CDE concerns and submits DSA-ready plans for final approval

16 16 Plan Approval Process Overview Charter school submits preliminary plans (design development) to CDE Charter school develops Educational Specifications Charter school resolves CDE concerns and submits DSA-ready plans for final approval Charter school receives (has received) CDE final site approval (for new construction project)

17 17 Plan Approval Process Overview Charter school submits preliminary plans (design development) to CDE Charter school develops Educational Specifications Charter school resolves CDE concerns and submits DSA-ready plans for final approval Charter school receives (has received) CDE final site approval (for new construction project) Charter school receives CDE final plan approval

18 18 Plan Approval Standards Physical Education – If less than 70% of the CDE recommended acres, describe physical education program Final approval is valid for two years and renewable

19 19 CDE Web Site Resources (www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa/sf) Educational Specifications: Linking Design of School Facilities to Educational Program, 1997 California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Small School Site Policy Forms: Initial School Site Evaluation, SFPD 4.0; School Site Approval Procedures, SFPD 4.01-C; Plan Summary; Plan Submission, SFPD 4.07

20 20 CDE Address and Web Site California Department of Education School Facilities Planning Division 1430 N Street, Suite 1201 Sacramento, CA Charter Program Contact: Liese Olukoya, Field Representative


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