The maps illustrate under-enrollment, free or reduced-price lunch rates, and school performance as captured by the Academic Performance Index.
The California School Finance Authority is now accepting applications for the Charter School Facilities Incentive Grant Program (CSFIG).
CharterSAFE is proud to offer the two important webinars. Learn about Construction Insurance and Insurance for Developing Schools.
Property and Business Improvement District are great allies to support education.
SDUSD Board acted on February 12 to merge the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee for Proposition S and Proposition Z.
Webinars for School Developers: Charter School Facilities 101, Building the Team to Fulfill Your Mission (Part 2 of 3), PCSGP: Governance 101 and PCSGP: Finance 101
There are a number of online charter school development information sessions coming up in the next few months on topics ranging from incorporation to designing a realistic school budget.
Sycamore Valley Academy Making a Difference in the Facility Resources Struggle in the Central Valley
For that reason, schools participating in Prop 39 facilities applications and SB 740 facilities private lease reimbursements should be applauded in their efforts to formally communicate the need for facility resources for charter schools.
The Facilities Initiative Survey aims to collect data to develop an analysis of the issues and challenges facing California's charter schools and their access to affordable, adequate facilities.
Facilities Continues to be the Number One Challenge Cited by Charter Operators in Santa Clara County
Did you know that there are a handful of charter networks in Santa Clara County that are leasing private buildings AND using district facilities for multiple schools?
Our effort to shape a policy environment where every charter school in California has access to an adequate, affordable facility begins with our developing an accurate picture of where our state's charter schools are today.
More than 71% of San Bernardino voters approve Bond Measure N, allocating $250 million to renovate San Bernardino Unified school facilities.
The survey aims to collect data to complete a comprehensive analysis of the issues and challenges facing California's charter schools and their access to affordable, adequate facilities.
Complete the survey today! The participation of charter schools in the survey is vital to its success and to obtain accurate data.
We need your data! CCSA recognizes that facilities are an essential component to the success of a charter school, and the data collected will help us to better advocate for charters to secure and retain long term, high-quality, affordable school space.
Over $22 million in loan funds are available from the California Energy Commission at an economically low interest rate for energy cost saving projects.
Fourteen winners will selected for either admission to CCSA's 20th Anniversary conference or gift cards from Office Depot or Starbucks.
One of the greatest challenges charter schools face is access to adequate facilities. We are gathering some data from schools to help us with this facilities work on your behalf.
Question: Are charter schools, leasing a district facility at market rate, eligible for SB 740 funding? Specifically, are charter schools leasing from an "unlike" district (i.e. a charter high school leasing district facilities from an elementary school district), eligible?
The 2012-13 budget contains a new mandate block grant of $14 per ADA for charter schools. The deadline to apply for the mandate block grant is October 1.
Starting October 1 - 31, CCSA's Charter School Facilities Initiative, a detailed analysis of the issues and challenges facing California's charter schools and their access to affordable, adequate facilities will officially begin.
Question: What is the deadline by which surplus property request letters must be submitted by charter schools looking for a facility for the fall of 2013, to school districts?
CCSA recently launched the Charter School Facilities Initiative, a comprehensive analysis of the issues and challenges facing California's charter schools and their access to affordable, adequate facilities.
CCSA has compiled a list of qualified vendors to assist charters with the development of new and modification of existing schools sites.
Follow this link for: a cover letter with specific program criteria the application other important materials to apply for the program The completed application must be submitted to the CDE by September 18, 2012. While CDE recognizes that the application...
San Diego Unified School District Unanimously Approves Creation of Charter Community Committee for Proposition Z and other Facilities Issues.
This action was an additional step forward to demonstrate SDUSD's commitment to supporting the many needs of charter schools and their students for new facilities space and repairing current facilities.
Question: May any charter school, even a charter school authorized by another district, submit a request for surplus property, under SB 1016?
We have heard from many members about problems with receiving SB 740 (Charter School Facility Grant Program) funding in a timely manner and have been working with Superintendent Torlakson and his staff at the California Department of Education (CDE) non-stop on this important issue.
Identifying and securing adequate facilities for charter students is a challenging task for many of our state's charter schools. A new video recorded at the 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference offers an additional resource to schools as they confront this challenge.
CCSA's California Charter Building Fund (CCBF) has helped member charter schools of all sizes obtain financing to purchase, construct or renovate facilities.
Question: Must a district-sponsored charter school facility be in compliance with the Field Act?
The California Supreme Court denied Los Altos School District's requests that the Court accept review and depublish the appellate decision which sided with Bullis Charter School, finding that the District had violated Proposition 39, a law that requires school districts to provide "reasonably equivalent facilities" to charter schools.
Question: Does the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) apply to charter schools?
CCSA's facilities experts have put together the most important and valuable tools to help charter leaders understand their options and navigate the facility development process.
Question: We have a pest control company scheduled to fumigate our charter school and are wondering about requirements for parent notification.
The State Allocation Board apportioned proceeds from the recent bond sale to school facility program construction projects.
The LAUSD School Board approved a funding strategy for district IT upgrades on Tuesday, Dec. 13th that would use around 22 million dollars of charter bond money that had been previously set aside for long-term facilities solutions. The board voted 6-1 with only Boardmember Vladovic opposing the funding strategy.
The grassroots action of St. HOPE, West Campus, and local charter school supporters changed the outcome.
LAUSD has sent out the RFP for its Charter Augmentation Grant Program, a key source of funding for charter facilities.
Have a question or want to learn more about facilities options and solutions in California? These workshops from the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and CCSA are for you!
Facilities workshop co-sponsored by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) will assist charter schools in addressing critical facilities issues.
Workshops being held in Oakland and Los Angeles will give an update on state funds available for charters, provide a road map for successfully accessing state funding, and look ahead to future funding and programs for charter facilities.
This time-sensitive communication was shared with schools that received funding from the Charter School Facility Grant Program (SB 740 Program) in the past, and may be eligible for this funding stream this year.
The CDE has updated the forms and the process for eligible charter schools to apply to the 2011-12 Charter School Facility Grant Program. Applications are due by September 15, which may be a very short time line for some schools to compile all of the required documentation.
We are pleased to announce that Superintendent John Deasy has affirmed his commitment to continue to develop long-term facilities solutions for charter schools as a way to relieve Prop. 39 demands. As a result of our recent efforts and communications with LAUSD, the Superintendent is requiring staff to articulate a process for distribution of bond funds through the use of augmentation grants, in order to support continued development of long term facilities solutions.
The California Department of Education continues to process applications for the Charter School Facility Grant Program in their effort to complete disbursements for the 2010-11 grants. Find out what your school needs to do.
CCSA wants to help charter schools access this funding and provide much needed cash to charter school projects.