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Petition Requirements

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  • New Charter Schools expecting to open during the upcoming academic year are encouraged to submit petitions before December 1st to allow enough time to prepare for site opening.  

  • Renewal Charter petitions should be submitted between August and March of each school year.  

  • Contact Sharilyn Marshall as early in the school year as possible to identify submission timelines before submitting a charter petition.   (916)566-1600 or email
  • Provide a formal notification of intent to submit a charter petition at least 2 weeks before submission AND schedule an in-person meeting for petition submission.  The notification may be via email and/or letter.  Email:
  • On the date of meeting submit charter petitions in person to:  
Twin Rivers Unified School District
Ask for: Sharilyn Marshall
5115 Dudley Blvd. Bay A
McClellan Park, CA 95652

  • Petitioners are encouraged to keep the petition brief, specific, and clear.

  • Print double-sided on plain, 8 1/2" X 11" paper

  • Provide 1 hard copy of the entire petition in a single 3 ring binder (avoid complex binding)

  • Provide 1 digital copy using a Flash Drive

  • Digital documents should be in Microsoft Word or Excel format

  • PDF or scanned versions are acceptable if Word and/or Excel versions are not available for specific documents

  • Be sure all 16 Elements are included in the petition (Click HERE to review the 16 required elements)