Reviewing Your School's Current Policies? Download These Updated Samples

Every year, CSDC updates our Charter School Governing Board Sample Policies to reflect changes in the law. 

Available exclusively to CSDC Member schools, CSDC’s sample policies repository includes “boiler plate” language for the policies California charter schools are required or otherwise recommended to have adopted.

A best practice is for California charter school governing boards to regularly review their school policies and make changes as needed. To assist with this annual review process, CSDC has a helpful resource, the Charter School Governing Board Sample Policy Checklist, which we're making available to all school leaders regardless of CSDC Membership status through the end of the month:

Download CSDC's Policy Checklist

To access this resource, please sign in (or create an account). This resource will be available to non-members through February 2023 and available to CSDC Member schools for the remainder of the year.


This year, we’ve updated more than a dozen sample policies, including:

Employee Policies

Policies #1-7: Employee Handbook

Curriculum Development and Instruction

Policy #4: Graduation Requirements

Governing Board Policies

Policy #1: Delegation of Power

Policy #2: Annual Organizational Meeting

Policy #3: Procedure for Policy Adoption

Policy #5: Brown Act Compliance

Student Policies

Policy #2: Attendance Policy

Policy #6: Pupil Suspension and Expulsion Policy and Procedures

Policy #8: Administration of Medications, Anti-Seizure Medication, Emergencies and Head Lice

Policy #16A: Homeless Education Policy

Policy #16B: Homeless Education Policy

Policy #20: Suicide Prevention Policy

Policy #21: Foster Youth Policy


If your school hasn’t already, now is the time to review your existing policies and use the CSDC sample policies to update your school’s current policies. 

And, don’t forget, CSDC also offers a Mandated Internet Website Postings checklist and a 2022 New Laws To-Do List that you can use to keep your school in compliance.

If you have questions related to policies, postings or new laws, contact for assistance.

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