Dear Charter Operator,
Since 1992, charter schools have been developing to meet the interests of families who seek viable, high quality K-12 educational options for their children. As a result, many successful charter schools are also being considered as appropriate options for students with special needs.
On July 9, 2007, the State Board of Education approved a three year pilot for the El Dorado County Charter SELPA. Although we believe it is always preferable for a charter school to participate with their geographic SELPA, we do realize that choice regarding SELPA participation may be of interest to some. On January 7, 2010 the State Board of Education took action to lift our pilot status and approved the continuance of the El Dorado County Charter SELPA.
This website has been created so that interested charters can gather the necessary information to make an informed decision. If, after reviewing the website and the associated documents, you determine you are interested in applying to become a member of our consortium, see our website for application process details and deadlines. Also, please feel free to contact David Toston, SELPA Executive Director, should you have any questions regarding the purpose of this consortium and/or the application process.
Vicki L. Barber, Ed.D.
El Dorado County Office of Education