Are you ready for your renewal? Don't worry, CCSA is here to help! In less than one minute, Roy Cervantes of CCSA shares his top two tips in this video.
In Sacramento City Unified, charter leaders raised concerns about the renewal process. They wanted to work with the district's charter liaison to develop a consistent, transparent, and predicable approach from the district for charter renewal.
The LAUSD Board of Education recently failed to approve the expansion of a high-performing, award-winning charter school when it effectively "split" consideration of the school's renewal charter petition into two motions and failed to approve one of the motions. CCSA has a written a letter objecting to this action.
CCSA's President and CEO Jed Wallace's recent op-ed in EdSource reaffirmed CCSA's strong stance to ensure that collectively charter authorizers, government officials, policymakers, parents and charter school leaders hold all charter schools in California to a high accountability standard.
Our School Accountability Report Cards is now available on our website, outlining new (2011-12) academic performance results for all public charter schools against CCSA's academic performance framework.
Get the details on SB 1290, just signed by Governor Brown. It amends laws related to measurable pupil outcomes in a school's charter and academic criteria for charter school renewal.
Is your renewal coming up? Check out the presentations from our recent webinars.
San Diego Unified School District had its first reading of their new charter policy which has been developed collaboratively over the last year with district staff and members of the charter community.
Charter schools in SDUSD are finding great success in growing their schools through expansion of their current program by adding grades to their current petition.
Are you ready for your renewal? CCSA's first renewal webinar is June 14 - use our quick checklist to make sure you're ready and can take maximum advantage!
Over the past few years, an increasing number of charter schools across the state have faced difficulty when seeking initial authorization or renewal of their charters. Make sure you don't by participating in our series of key renewal webinars this June!
Over the past few years, an increasing number of charter schools across the state have faced difficulty when seeking renewal of their charters. To position your school to best meet these challenges, we strongly suggest that renewing schools submit renewal documents early.
At our last regional meetings in the Central Valley & the regional meeting at the conference, you could clearly get a sense of community in the room...
For years there were about a dozen charter schools in Orange County. This number remained stagnant, until recently.
CCSA emailed members last Thursday, December 15, with details of the Association's call for the non-renewal of ten charter schools from across California that are below CCSA's Minimum Criteria for Renewal. If you missed that email, or if you'd like additional information, take advantage of these online resources.
Both renewal and initial authorization require extensive time, preparation and organizing of their charter communities. And it is time well spent.
Cielo Vista Charter School in Palm Springs, a one year-old conversion charter, just received its five-year renewal from the Palm Springs Unified School Board.
If you are a school developer, you should consider attending a public hearing from a petitioner who has already submitted. Learn how the meetings go and what the expectations are for public hearings. Also it is great to come and support new high quality start-ups that CCSA is also supporting.
Have you already sent your renewal petition to LAUSD? Let us know - we're recommending everyone submit as soon as feasible for their team.
A governance meeting has been scheduled for the Charter Operated Program of the newly reorganized LAUSD SELPA/Option 3. Also, a "heads up" about an upcoming meeting for 2011-2012 renewing schools.
CCSA is hosting a meeting for LAUSD-authorized charter schools that are up for renewal on Aug. 31
If not, it is a good time to do so! The recent spate of denials at the District level in Oakland are concerning.
A message from Lisa Berlanga about the progress towards a new policy.
Rocketship has petitioned the County Office of Education to start an additional 20 schools over the next 5 years, adding to the five it already has open.
Seeking renewal of your charter? Don't forget this important date: September 15. And be sure to attend the upcoming webinar series created just for you.