Policy Overview

2008-2009 California

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1992
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools Yes
Description of Cap

1250 charters with an increase of 100 additional charters annually

Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

A charter schools revolving loan fund allows charter schools to receive loans for as much as $250,000, allowing up to five years for repayment; The charter schools facilities program authorizes the State Allocation Board to provide per pupil facilities grant funding for 50% of the total project cost for new construction of charter school facilities; A lease aid funding program for charter schools in low-income areas provides up to $750 per student