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Charter School Program Monitoring

In accordance with Education Code sections 47604.32 and 47604.33 and Vista Unified School District Administrative Regulation 0420.4, Vista Unified is required to monitor the efficacy of each charter school during the course of each school year. The purpose of this monitoring process is to ensure adherence to Education Code requirements, the implementation of the charter petition, and accompanying agreements such as memoranda of understanding (MOU).

The Vista Unified charter monitoring procedure is comprised of two components: 1. charter school reporting, and 2. completion of the Charter School Oversight Checklist. Charter schools are required to submit periodic reports to track the implementation of the program and adherence to budget and accounting requirements. Please find below a brief list of the statutory requirements for reporting to the Chartering Authority. For detailed information regarding the reporting requirements, please refer to the VUSD Charter School Monitoring Checklist.

Charter School Reporting Requirements (Ed. Code 47604.33)

  1. Preliminary Budget Report
  2. LCAP and Annual Update to LCAP
  3. First Interim Financial Report
  4. Second Interim Financial Report
  5. Final Unaudited Financial Report
  6. Independent Financial Audit Report

During the monitoring process, the charter school lead administrator for Vista Unified will utilize the VUSD Charter School Oversight Checklist as a tool to ensure consistent, objective monitoring criteria is followed for each charter school. This checklist will serve as the basis for the Charter School Annual Report to the Vista Unified School Board.  A copy of the checklist is available at the link below.

VUSD Charter School Oversight Checklist

All charter schools will participate in an annual oversight process. The annual oversight process will include review of charter school documents, site visits to charter schools, and interviews of key charter personnel. The District will to hold a kick-off meeting with its authorized charter schools at the start of each school year to further discuss the annual oversight process and relevant timelines.