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        The current legislation reflects a shift in the charter school debate in this state.  Rather than an emphasis on the performance
        of charter schools compared to district operated schools, the changes in the Act reflect a focus on the fiscal and operational
        impacts that new and existing charter schools have on public school districts.  The enactment of AB 1505 and AB 1507 signals
        a policy shift in California and marks a victory for school districts that have been advocating for more local control of the ap-
        proval, renewal, and oversight process.  However, as part of the legislative compromise process, some significant new obliga-
        tions have been placed on districts and will likely have long term impacts on the charter school landscape in California.  In the
        short term, school districts should expect an influx of charter petition submissions in the coming months in anticipation of the
        comprehensive reforms going into effect on January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020.

        If you would like more information regarding AB 1505 and AB 1507, or if you have any questions regarding charter school
        authorization and oversight generally, please contact the authors of this Client News Brief or an attorney at one of our eight
        offices located statewide.  You can also subscribe to our podcast, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn or download
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