Current Co-Location News
The Arminta and Glassell Park communities are fired up about not letting the scandal-ridden Celerity charter move onto their campus and take away space for art, computer, and theater labs for students. Parents, students, educators and community leaders rallied today against co-location and for two new bills (AB 1478 and SB 808) that will bring much-needed accountability and transparency to charter schools. Thanks to community leaders Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Tony Mendoza and Imelda Padilla for standing up with us for our schools!
Prop. 39 Background
The intent of Proposition 39 was to ensure "that public school facilities should be shared fairly among all public school pupils, including those in charter schools." (Education Code Section 47614.)
Prop. 39 requires school districts to make "reasonably equivalent" facilities available to charter schools upon request. To make the most of Prop. 39, schools should be informed, be in compliance and be creative in their negotiations with their school districts.
In 2003, Prop. 39 imposed a mandatory duty on school districts to provide their charter school students facilities that are "reasonably equivalent" to those used by non-charter students within the district. The charter school facilities must be:
- Contiguous (located together, not spread across campus or multiple sites)
- Similarly furnished and equipped.
- Located near the area in which the charter wishes to locate
Current Co-Location Site List
Co-Location Letter of Intent to School SiteDownload
Co-Location Implementation RegulationDownload