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Partners

Parents and the Community At-Large:

Charter schools rely heavily on parent and community involvement.  50% of RLA's Board consists of parents and community members.  RLA prides itself on the fact that it came to life through parents and community members that had a vision for a high quality school of choice in the Riverbank Community.

Riverbank Unified School District (RUSD):

RLA is sponsored by the RUSD Governing Board and is considered a public school within RUSD.  Through the RLA Charter Petition the RUSD Board of Trustees approved the development of the RLA Board of Directors who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school.  The RLA Board consists of Parents, Community Members, RUSD Members, and Teachers.  RUSD has enabled RLA to become a true community-based school with its own autonomy, while still maintaining its oversight duties.

In addition to board representation, RLA and RUSD have agreed to collaborate in the form a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU); an agreement that will solidify RLA's partnership with RUSD and ensure that RLA's educational program is the very best it can be.

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA):

The California Charter Schools Association (The Association) is the membership and professional organization serving charter public schools in California. In other words, they are the backbone, the support system that gives charter teachers, parents and students the help they need to create an educational environment like no other.

RLA is a member of the California Charter Schools Association and will seek Certified Membership so that parents and community members will know that RLA is in alignment with the Association's Quality Statements for Charter School Operations. 

University Partners:  RLA continues to partner in the form of formal MOU's with CSU Stanislaus and UC Berkeley as a Professional Development School for the Center on Research on Education Diversity and Excellence (CREDE).

California State University Stanislaus

University of California at Berkeley