Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency

Value Schools is a charter management organization operating four charter schools governed by a nonprofit board of directors and overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District. On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD board voted to approve a Board Resolution, “Keeping Parents Informed : Charter Transparency” which was passed with the support of the L.A. charter community. The resolution suggested types of information and data that would increase the transparency of charter school operations so that parents could be better informed. These include charter petitions, School Accountability Report Cards, Local Education Agency Plans, Local Control Accountability Plans, Annual Audits, and other publicly available documents.

This information is available from Value Schools electronically or on paper by parent request. 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 requests for information to Rhonda Hoffarth, Value Schools CFO, at rhoffarth@valueschools.com or make the request in person at 680 Wilshire Place, Suite 301, Los Angeles CA 90005, or via phone at (213) 388-8676.

You can also view detailed informtion on Value Schools Charter Petitions Value Schools' Financials Board and Committee Meetings and Minutes Corporate Documents and Title IX Policy and Procedures.

Regulations, Plans and Policies

Click each title to view available documents.

+ CHARTERS

  1. Downtown Value School Charter
  2. Everest Value School Charter
  3. 2013-2017 Central City Value High School Charter or 2018-2023 Central City Value High School Charter
  4. University Prep Value High School Charter

+ ACCREDITATION

  1. DOWNTOWN VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 2012
    2. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Progress Report 2012
    3. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Mid-cycle Progress Report 2015
    4. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Letter 2012
  2. CENTRAL CITY VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Six-Year-Term Revisit 2015
    2. Six-Year-Term ACS WASC Commissioners Letter of Accreditation 2015
    3. Accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Three-Year-Term Revisit 2012
    4. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Progress Report 2012
  3. UNIVERSITY PREP VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 2017 LCAP Executive Summary

+ CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD

  1. Downtown Value School Dashboard
  2. Everest Value School Dashboard
  3. Central City Value High School Dashboard
  4. University Prep Value High School Dashboard

+ ACCOUNTABILITY PLANS

  1. VALUE SCHOOLS TITLE III CONSORTIUM LEA PLAN
    1. Value Schools Title III Consortium LEA Plan (Central City Value High School, University Prep Value High School, and Everest Value School)
  2. DOWNTOWN VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP) Single School District (SSD) Plan
    2. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    3. School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  3. EVEREST VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP) Single School District (SSD) Plan
    2. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    3. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Goals
    4. School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  4. CENTRAL CITY VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP) Single School District (SSD) Plan
    2. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    3. School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  5. UNIVERSITY PREP VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP) Single School District (SSD) Plan
    2. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    3. School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

+ CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

  1. Downtown Value School Certificate of Occupancy 2005
  2. Everest Value School Certificate of Occupancy 2002
  3. Everest Value School Certificate of Occupancy 2005
  4. Central City Value High School Certificate of Occupancy 2009
  5. University Prep Value High School Certificate of Occupancy 2017

+ EDUCATION PROTECTION ACCOUNT (EPA)

  1. ALL SCHOOLS
    1. Downtown Value, Everest Value, Central City Value, University Prep Value Education Protection Account 2018-2019
  2. DOWNTOWN VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Downtown Value School Education Protection Account 2017-18
    2. Downtown Value School Education Protection Account 2016-17
    3. Downtown Value School Education Protection Account 2015-16
    4. Downtown Value School Education Protection Account 2014-15
  3. EVEREST VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Everest Value School Education Protection Account 2017-18
    2. Everest Value School Education Protection Account 2016-17
    3. Everest Value School Education Protection Account 2015-16
    4. Everest Value School Education Protection Account 2014-15
  4. CENTRAL CITY VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Central City Value High School Education Protection Account 2017-18
    2. Central City Value High School Education Protection Account 2016-17
    3. Central City Value High School Education Protection Account 2015-16
    4. Central City Value High School Education Protection Account 2014-15
  5. UNIVERSITY PREP VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. University Prep Value High School Education Protection Account 2017-18
    2. University Prep Value High School Education Protection Account 2016-17
    3. University Prep Value High School Education Protection Account 2015-16

+ SCHOOL-SPECIFIC POLICIES & DOCUMENTS

  1. DOWNTOWN VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Student and Parent Handbook - English or Español
    2. Parent and School Partnership
    3. Meal Program
    4. Homeless Education Policy
    5. Conflict of Interest Code
    6. Conflict of Interest Policy
    7. Uniform Complaint Procedures – English or Español
    8. Uniform Complaint Procedures Form – English or Español
    9. Uniform Complaint Procedures Annual Notice – English or Español
    10. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures – English or Español
    11. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Form – English or Español
    12. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Classroom Notice – English or Español
    13. Employee Handbook
    14. Title III Plan
    15. ELD Title III Goal 2 Budget Plan
  2. EVEREST VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Student and Parent Handbook - English or Español
    2. Parent and School Partnership
    3. Meal Program
    4. Homeless Education Policy
    5. Conflict of Interest Code
    6. Conflict of Interest Policy
    7. Uniform Complaint Procedures – English or Español
    8. Uniform Complaint Procedures Form – English or Español
    9. Uniform Complaint Procedures Annual Notice – English or Español
    10. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures – English or Español
    11. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Form – English or Español
    12. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Classroom Notice – English or Español
    13. Employee Handbook
  3. CENTRAL CITY VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Student and Parent Handbook - English or Español
    2. Parent and School Partnership
    3. Meal Program
    4. Homeless Education Policy
    5. Conflict of Interest Code
    6. Conflict of Interest Policy
    7. Uniform Complaint Procedures – English or Español
    8. Uniform Complaint Procedures Form – English or Español
    9. Uniform Complaint Procedures Annual Notice – English or Español
    10. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures – English or Español
    11. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Form – English or Español
    12. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Classroom Notice – English or Español
    13. Math Placement Policy
    14. Employee Handbook
    15. Crisis Management Handbook
  4. UNIVERSITY PREP VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Student and Parent Handbook - English or Español
    2. Parent and School Partnership
    3. Meal Program
    4. Homeless Education Policy
    5. Conflict of Interest Code
    6. Conflict of Interest Policy
    7. Uniform Complaint Procedures – English or Español
    8. Uniform Complaint Procedures Form – English or Español
    9. Uniform Complaint Procedures Annual Notice – English or Español
    10. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures – English or Español
    11. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Form – English or Español
    12. Williams Complaint Policies and Procedures Classroom Notice – English or Español
    13. Math Placement Policy
    14. Employee Handbook
    15. Crisis Management Handbook

+ VALUE SCHOOLS' POLICIES

  1. Suicide Prevention Policy - English or Español
  2. Title IX Policy - English or Español
  3. Wellness Policy - English or Español
  4. Educational Equity Regardless of Immigration or Citizenship Status Policy (AB 699)
  5. Conflict of Interest Policy
  6. Excessive Consecutive Absence by Students Policy
  7. Internet Safety Policy
  8. Nondiscrimination Policy
  9. Freedom of Speech & Expression Policy
  10. POLICIES ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION (see also "School Specific Policies & Documents")
    1. Grievance Procedure
    2. Policy on Conflict Resolution
    3. Procedure for Conflict Resolution for Concerns of Parents, Legal Guardians and Students
  11. Curriculum and Instruction Policy
  12. School Governance Policy
  13. Responsible Behavior Policy
  14. Health and Safety Policy
  15. Financial Management of Student Activities Policy
  16. Financial Management and Operations Policy
  17. Personnel Policies and Procedures
  18. Public Records Requests Policy
  19. Regulations on Discretionary Expenses
  20. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

+ PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  1. DOWNTOWN VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Description of Downtown Value School Parent Committees
    2. Title I Parent Involvement Policy
    3. School Site Council Policy
      1. School Site Council Agenda - February 16, 2018
      2. School Site Council Agenda - November 17, 2017
      3. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - June 8, 2017
      4. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - October 28, 2016
      5. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - October 11, 2016
      6. School Site Council Minutes - March 7, 2016
      7. School Site Council Agenda - March 7, 2016
  2. EVEREST VALUE SCHOOL
    1. Description of Everest Value School Parent Committees
    2. Title I Parent Involvement Policy
    3. School Site Council Policy
      1. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - October 11, 2017
      2. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - March 8, 2017
      3. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - January 18, 2017
      4. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - December 6, 2016
      5. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes - October 25, 2016
  3. CENTRAL CITY VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Description of Central City Value High School Parent Partnerships
    2. Title I Parent Involvement Policy
    3. School Site Council Policy
      1. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes, October 20, 2017
      2. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes, June 2, 2017
      3. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes, January 27, 2017
      4. School Site Council Agenda and Minutes, October 7, 2016
  4. UNIVERSITY PREP VALUE HIGH SCHOOL
    1. Description of University Prep Value High School Parent Partnerships
    2. Title I Parent Involvement Policy
    3. School Site Council Policy
      1. School Site Council Agenda - January, 23, 2017
      2. School Site Council Minutes - January, 23, 2017
      3. School Site Council Agenda - December 4, 2017
      4. School Site Council Minutes - December 4, 2017
      5. School Site Council Agenda - October 24, 2017
      6. School Site Council Minutes - October 24, 2017
      7. School Site Council Agenda - September 28, 2017
      8. School Site Council Minutes - September 28, 2017

+ INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (Special Education) RESOURCES

  1. Your child may be eligible for Designated Instruction Services (DIS), also known as related services. These support services help students make progress in the general curriculum. Eligibility is evaluated through an assessment during the IEP process or by referral after placement. DIS must be specified in writing on the IEP. Federal and State policy require the District to have procedures in place for identifying children who have, or are suspected of having, a disability and needing special education and related services. These procedures are commonly referred to as “search and serve” or “child find.” Search and serve activities apply to the families and students attending and enrolling in the school, the families of children below school age, and students in private schools. The District is also required to annually notify all students and their parents about the availability of, and information on, special education and related services.
    1. Culture of Discipline, A Special Education Self-review Checklist
    2. Are You Puzzled - English, Spanish, Korean
    3. Child Find Poster - English, Spanish
    4. Complaint Response Unit (CRU) - English, Spanish
    5. Extended School Year (ESY) Brochure - English, Spanish
    6. Individualized Education Program (IEP) And You - English and Spanish
    7. Informal Dispute Resolution
    8. Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and You - English, Spanish
    9. Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and You Info Guide - English and Spanish
    10. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Brochure - English, Spanish
    11. For more information about Search and Serve, visit the LAUSD Search and Serve Page

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223