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Charter School Authorizer Toolkit

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to offer the Pennsylvania Charter School Authorizer Toolkit. The toolkit is currently under revision and review. Please be advised that updated documents and other resources will be posted as they become available. 

The toolkit is offered as an optional instrument for your use, and you are highly encouraged to consider it for your district. Feel free to modify and adapt the toolkit items as you see fit. 

The authorizer role is essential to the success of students attending charter schools in the Commonwealth. We have prepared several key documents to help authorizers fulfill their responsibilities under the Charter School Law, and to support meaningful interaction between charter schools and school districts. 

The Department is committed to provide support and technical assistance to authorizers, as well as to charter schools. Please feel free to contact the Division of Charter Schools at 717-787-9744 or via email CharterSchools@pa.gov if we can provide further assistance to you.