CCSA Answers: Collecting Teacher Signatures for a Charter Petition

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June 23, 2011

Must charter school developers collect signatures from tenured teachers only?

The teachers need not be tenured but they must be credentialed. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has a list of all credentialed teachers and districts. Note that it does take awhile for new credentialed teachers to appear on the Web site, so in such cases developers should obtain a copy of the credential and indicate that they have verified it.

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