Dear CMP Learning Community,
DID YOU KNOW?: The State Legislature passed the Charter Schools Act of 1992, which authorized the creation of charter schools in California. In 2000, Wheatland Elementary School District approved a single petition from California Montessori Project, allowing CMP to operate its 4 campuses in the greater Sacramento area, through 2006. In 2001, AB1994 was passed, requiring charter schools to be granted authorization from their ‘districts of residence.’ In 2006, CMP received separate authorizations from Buckeye Union School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School District, and San Juan Unified School District, allowing CMP to operate our schools within those district boundaries.
CMP-Shingle Springs received an initial 3-year authorization from Buckeye USD, while the remaining CMP schools received 5-year authorizations. All CMP schools are now on a 5-year cycle, and, accordingly, work closely with the authorizing districts to meet the requirements for renewal, as established in California Education Code. While there are many elements included in the charter renewal petition, school districts, historically, are largely focused on student achievement and fiscal solvency.