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Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency 2016-17

Equitas Academy, Equitas Academy 2, Equitas Academy 3, Equitas Academy 4, and Equitas Academy 5 are charter public schools governed by the nonprofit board of directors of “Equitas Academy Charter School, Inc.,” a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered within the State of California, and overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Equitas Academy Board of Directors is a committed group of professionals that have come together because of their desire to provide choice and quality in education to the families of Los Angeles and their fierce commitment to closing the achievement gap. Access to board meeting agendas/minutes are available here.

On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD board voted to approve a Board Resolution, “Keeping Parents Information: Charter Transparency” which was passed with the support of the LA charter community. The resolution highlighted commonly requested information and data that charter public schools share with parents through their charter petitions, School Accountability Report Cards, Local Education Agency Plans, Local Control Accountability Plans, Annual Audits, and other publicly available documents.

This commonly requested information is available from Equitas Academy electronically or manually by parent request. Per board resolution, parents may request this information in English and any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code. Please submit parent requests for translated information to the school’s main office.

Resources:

The following documents can be located at www.equitasacademy.org and are updated annually as needed: 

Charter School Documents

  • Charter Petitions, to include: 
    • Governance Structure and Financial Management
    • Governance Policies
    • Brown Act Compliancy
    • Lottery Process
    • Curriculum Content
    • School Site Council Information
    • Bell Schedule
    • Staff Qualifications
  • School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs), to include:
    • Teacher Credential Status
    • School Facility Assessments
    • Instructional Materials
    • Drop Out Rates
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • Income Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Lunch
    • Special Education, by type (detailed to the extent permitted by applicable state and federal law and as available by traditional District public schools)
  • Local Education Agency (LEA) Plans
  • California School Accountability Dashboard Reports, to include:
    • Schoolwide and Subgroup Performance on California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASP)
    • Performance on other State and Locally Identified Priority Areas
  • Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs)
  • Annual Performance-Based Oversight Reports
 

Financial Documents

  • Audited Financial Statements
 

Safety and Facilities

  • Health and safety plans and procedures
 

Staff

  • Compensation tables available upon request.
  • Employee Handbook
 

Student Meals

 

School Policies and Procedures

  • Student and Family Handbook
  • Universal Complaint Policy and Procedures
  • Title IX Compliance Statement
  • Suicide Prevention Policy
  • Independent Study Policy
  • Grievance Policies and Procedures
  • English Learner Master Plan