Charter Transparency Resolution

USC Hybrid High School, USC East College Prep, USC Esperanza College Prep and USC Brio College Prep are public charter schools governed by a nonprofit board of directors and overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District. On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD board voted to approve a Board Resolution, “Keeping Parents Information: Charter Transparency” which was passed with the support of the LA charter community. The resolution highlighted commonly requested information and data that charter public schools share with parents through their charter petitions, School Accountability Report Cards, Local Education Agency Plans, Local Control Accountability Plans, Annual Audits, and other publicly available documents.

This commonly requested information is available from Ednovate electronically or manually by parent request. Per board resolution, parents may request this information in English and any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code. Please submit parent requests for translated information to info@ednovate.org.

Resources:

Safety and Facilities

  • Health and safety plans and procedures (see charter petitions, Element 6)

  • School facility assessment (see School Accountability Report Cards)

Curriculum and Instructional Focus

  • Local Education Agency Plan (see link above)

  • Instructional materials (see School Accountability Report Cards)

  • Curriculum content (see charter petitions, Element 1)

Staff

  • Teacher credential status (see School Accountability Report Cards)

  • Qualifications of employees (including school leaders); Staff (including, but not limited to teachers, administrators, clerical staff, custodial staff, aides, etc.) compensation scheme available upon request.  (see charter petitions, Element 5)

  • Governance Structure and Financial Management  (see charter petitions, Element 4)

  • Brown Act compliance (see charter petitions, Element 4)

  • Governance structure and policies (see charter petitions, Element 4)

  • Any material relationships among the school, its charter management organization (CMO) and any person or entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the school or its CMO; As used herein, “control” has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended – that is, the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise. (see link to Audited Financial Statements above)

  • Audited Financial Statements (see link above)

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (see link above)

Food Services

  • Meals offered to students: School Nutrition Plus (breakfast & lunch)

  • Whether free and reduced-price meals are provided to students who would be eligible for them at a traditional public school: Yes

Admissions

  • Lottery processes (including any preferences) and enrollment deadlines (see charter petitions, Element 8)

  • Academic Performance (in each case, disaggregated for all numerically significant sub-groups) (see 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, link above)

  • Statewide testing results(see 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, link above)

  • Four year cohort graduation rates (see 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, link above)

  • Drop-out rates (see School Accountability Report Cards)

Student Demographic Rates

  • Ethnicity (see School Accountability Report Cards)

  • Income-eligibility for free and reduced-price meals (see School Accountability Report Cards)

  • English Language Learner status (see School Accountability Report Cards)

  • Special Education, by type (detailed to the extent permitted by applicable state and federal law and as available by traditional District public schools)  (see School Accountability Report Cards)