Governance & Transparency

Governing Board

City Charter Schools has a governing Board of Directors that provides oversight and is responsible for all legal and fiduciary matters. The Board of Directors approves and monitors budgets and other financial matters, ensures effective organizational planning by approving long-range goals & annual objectives, and monitors health/safety/use/maintenance of facilities. The Board hires and evaluates the Executive Director

A Network of Schools

The City School was created by the unique charter management organization, City Charter Schools. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to corporate by-laws, the school is governed in accordance with the terms of its charter petition. The goal of City Charter Schools is to develop truly diverse schools that hold all students to high expectations, while providing them with the social-emotional support, inclusive community, and rich academic learning experiences usually reserved for students in the most exclusive independent schools. City Charter Schools also operates CLIC, an elementary school serving grades TK-5 in Los Angeles.


The City School is a public charter school governed by a nonprofit board of directors and overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD board voted to approve a Board Resolution, “Keeping Parents Information: Charter Transparency” which was passed with the support of the LA charter community. The resolution highlighted information and data that charter public schools share with parents through their 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 The City School electronically or manually by parent request. Per board resolution, 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 parent requests for documents or translated information to Office Manager, Pamela Orellana, at or 310-273-2489.

The City School Transparency Resolution

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