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Our Charter

Riverside Drive Charter School has been granted a charter from LAUSD that provides us with the freedom and some funding to implement new and innovative programs at our school. RDCS initially petitioned for Charter status in 2011, and we have to renew every 5 years. Our most recent renewal was in the Spring of 2020, we revised our Charter Petition and LAUSD renewed our charter status. The Charter Petition document outlines the approach to education and monitoring that RDCS will have over the next 5 years, and identifies new programs that will be rolled out during that time. 

Our charter status requires us to have a Governing Council that is responsible for overseeing decisions related to spending of charter block grant funds and the roll out of new programs. Learn more about the Governing Council here.