Recent Updates From Our News Blog and Members' Blog
CCSA needs you to take action today on two critical legislative bills that impact California Charter Schools: Assembly Bill 2178 (Levine) and Assembly Bill 1531 (Chau).
CCSA and the Special Education Team would like to congratulate Ms. Logan Juve Janicula from Rocketship Los Sueños, for becoming the first STAR Award winner!
CCSA supports closure of R.A.A.M.P. Charter Academy by the Antioch Unified School Board.
School districts were required to provide charter schools who requested district facilities under Proposition 39 with final offers of facilities by April 1. As a reminder, charter schools must accept or decline the offered space no later than May 1 or 30 days after the final offer, whichever is later. Read on for more information and template response letters.
Funding for local educational agencies for improving energy efficiency and creating clean energy jobs.
Question: We received a notice from our County Office of Education stating that, to comply with Education Code 42103, we must display our 2013-2014 budget for public comment. Is this required for charter schools?
Thanks to a strong response from the California charter school community, the CSFI is off to a great start to reach our goal of achieving an 85% percent participation rate in the survey. The Bay Area, the Central Valley, and Sacramento will be the focus of our last big push to reach our goals and we need your help us cross the finish line!
From CharterSAFE: Emergency preparedness on campus should include an evaluation of the stability of your file cabinets, freestanding cabinets and bookcases.
If your school is interested in exploring LEA status or negotiating alternative special education arrangements for the next school year, you must submit a letter notifying your existing SELPA of your intent to exit the SELPA by June 30.
Every year, National Charter Schools Week gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about our charter schools and the charter school movement and we have a lot to share!
Held June 29 - July 2 in Las Vegas, the National Charter Schools Conference is one of the best professional development opportunities of the year for charter school professionals.
CharterSAFE is seeing a frequency of injury claims arising from slippery floors in student restrooms. Frequent checks aren't enough. Read recommendations from CharterSAFE.
Question: Will the State Board of Education be releasing a charter-specific Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) template?
Funding for school food authorities (SFA) to purchase the equipment needed to serve healthier meals, meet the new nutritional standards with an emphasis on more fresh fruits and vegetables, improve food safety, and expand access.
The Governance Academy is a free, in-person only, four-hour intensive workshop designed to help school leaders and governing board members increase their knowledge of ethical and legal obligations as stewards of public institutions.
On April 1, districts were required to provide charter schools who requested district facilities under Proposition 39 with final offers of facilities. Schools are required to inform districts whether or not they intend to occupy the offered space no later than May 1 or 30 days after the final offer, whichever is later.
Join us for Advocacy Day 2014. Register now to attend our annual event on May 7 in Sacramento and to meet with your legislators, advocate on behalf of your school and the charter school movement, and discuss CCSA's policy agenda.
Read the inspiring letter by Diane Tavenner, founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools (SPS) and CCSA, Board Chair to join 200 California charter school leaders, board members, parents, teachers and students and celebrate National Charter Schools Week on May 7 for Advocacy Day in Sacramento.
What would it take for the lowest-performing schools in the Silicon Valley to become great? Come find out what's being done across the country at this special event to jumpstart local efforts on this critical issue.
Developing a LCAP can be a daunting task. How do you measure school climate? What defines student and parent engagement? The TC Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys for parents, staff and students can help.
I’m Hilary Harmssen, Managing Regional Director for the Bay Area, North and Central Coast region. I am proud to represent the needs of the region’s member schools. I hope this page serves as a resource where you can find up-to-date information about charter news specific to our region.
I’m David Castillo, Regional Director in Oakland. I advocate on behalf of the charter community in Oakland and support member schools to ensure that students and families have access to high quality school options in Oakland.
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