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Nonregulatory Guidance

  • Charter Schools Program Nonregulatory Guidance (updated January 2014) download files MS Word (203 KB)
    The nonregulatory guidance addresses questions the Department receives regarding various provisions of the CSP statute and provides examples of ways to implement it.
  • CSP Guidance On the Use of Funds to Support Preschool Education(December, 2014) download files MS Word (45KB)
    Frequently Asked Questions regarding the circumstances under which CSP funds may be used for grants that support preschool education in charter schools, under new authority in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.
  • Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools (December 2011) download files PDF (168KB)
    Guidance on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity and avoid racial isolation in elementary and secondary school from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
  • Guidance Letter on Lottery Exemptions and Awards to Multiple Charter Schools Operating under a Single Charter(1.4 MB) (February 2008)
  • Title I Requirements on Charter Schools Non-Regulatory Guidance download files MS Word (July 2004) (739KB)
    The impact of Title I requirements (under the No Child Left Behind Act) on charter schools addresses issues relating to charter school accountability and charter school lotteries.
  • Allocating Funds to Charter Schools (December 2000)
    Guidance on how State and Local Education Agencies allocate funds to charter schools that are opening for the first time or significantly expanding their enrollment.


Example Application Guidance

Last Modified: 06/05/2015