California Supreme Court Declines Review of Out-of-District Charter School Decision 
 



The debate over whether a charter school may operate outside of the geographical boundaries of its authorizing district, but within the same county, is now over.

On January 18, 2017, the California Supreme Court announced that it will not review the decision in Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School ("Anderson decision"), a case that has been closely monitored by local educational agencies and charter schools alike. The Court of Appeal had previously ruled that charter schools generally may not operate resource centers outside of their authorizing school district's boundaries even if they are within the same county, unless they fall within one of the narrow statutory exceptions. The California Supreme Court's decision not to hear this case on appeal means that the Anderson decision stands.....

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