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.
The following documents can be located at www.equitasacademy.org and are updated annually as needed:
Charter School Documents
Safety and Facilities
School Policies and Procedures
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer page , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.