Become a Member

To become a member of a SELPA, the applying charter organization must apply for membership in that SELPA and be deemed by that SELPA a Local Education Agency (LEA) for purposes of special education. This process requires the charter school to demonstrate its ability to serve the full continuum of special education services, as well as assume the full liability for students served in the charter school. While charter schools can apply to become an LEA in their local SELPA or in a charter SELPA, the power to grant membership lies solely with the SELPA itself. If membership is not granted, the charter will not become a member of the SELPA. To apply, please download and complete the Charter Application below. 

For additional information, please contact Jenae Holtz, CEO, CAHELP
Jenae.Holtz@cahelp.org
(760) 955-3555