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).
The 2020-21 application process for membership beginning July 1, 2021 is a seven-stage process beginning with the Potential New Partner Meetings.
To be eligible to apply for 2022-23, attendance is required at our Potential New Partner Meeting being held in October 2021. The exact date is TBD.
If you have any questions, please contact SELPA Membership at SELPAMembership@edcoe.org.
Please note, if you are currently in operation, per Ed. Code, and to avoid any difficulty should you choose to join another SELPA, notice should be provided to your current SELPA and cc’d to the CDE, one year and one day in advance of the school year you intend to leave (i.e., June 30, 2020 for the 2021-22 school year). We advise providing notice of intent to withdrawal to your authorizer, current SELPA, and CDE. If you do not provide this notice before the June 30 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.