This is a publication of Alameda County Office of Education’s CARSNet Proposed Guidelines for Effective Charter School Authorizing in California dated September 2017. The Values and Principles have received strong consensus by California authorizing agencies, board members and charter school leaders. The expectations have presented a different challenge because there is such as wide range and long history of various authorizing practices. We encourage anyone with comments or suggestions to send them to carsnet@acoe.org.