CCSA Answers: Collecting signatures on the same form for both a new charter petition and Proposition 39

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February 22, 2013

Question: May the signature form for a new charter petition also be used to collect Proposition 39 signatures?

Answer: Yes, the form can be used for both a charter petition and Prop 39 as long as the form shows the students' names, addresses, grade level during the year for which the charter school is requesting facilities, and a signature indicating the families' meaningful interest in attending the school. If you are gathering signatures for approval of the charter petition submission, as well as for a Prop 39 application, you should communicate this intent on the signature form(s).

It is important to note that some school districts require applicants to use specific forms when applying for Prop 39. Make sure that you check to see what information the school district requires before gathering signatures.