There are two categories of partnership: Single Charter Partner and Organization Partner. A Single Charter Partner is a SELPA member with one school (single CDS code). An Organization Partner is defined as a non-profit with one governing board or an organization with one Chief Executive Officer position that is vested with comprehensive operating authority for two or more SELPA member schools (multiple CDS codes).
If you are interested in applying for the 2019-20 school year, attending the Potential New Partner Meeting is a required first step.
Please note, if you are currently in operation, to avoid any difficulty, should you choose to join another SELPA, notice should have been provided to your current SELPA one year and one day in advance of the school year you intend to leave (i.e., June 30, 2018 for the 2019-20 school year). We advise providing notice of intent to withdrawal to your authorizer, current SELPA, and CDE. If you did not provide this notice before the June 30th deadline, you would need to acquire a letter of agreed upon early release from your SELPA.
The importance of this communication is to ensure sufficient planning time for all involved and is required by law. Our process will require evidence of timely communication. We recommend sending these letters by certified mail with return receipt.