CCSA Answers: Annual School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

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September 2, 2011

Question: When are the annual School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) due, and who is responsible for preparing and posting them: the district or charter school?

Answer: According to Education Code 35256 (c), SARCs must be published by February 1 annually.

For locally funded charter schools, the authorizing school district (or LEA) is responsible for preparing and making public the SARC. However, it is highly recommend that locally-funded charter schools work closely with their authorizers to ensure that an accurate SARC report for the school is prepared and made public. Direct funded charter schools are LEAs and responsible for preparing and making public their own SARCs. Once prepared, charter schools should update their SARC web site link with the CDE.

Get more information from the CDE