California Charter Schools Association's 20th Anniversary Advocacy Day

May 7, 2013

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Vicki Grenz
vgrenz@ccsa.org (916) 949-9659

SACRAMENTO, California (May 7, 2013).-- About 150 charter school leaders and parents will attend the California Charter Schools Association's (CCSA) 20th Anniversary Advocacy Day and will meet with elected officials to discuss the impact charter schools are having on students and how current legislative policy will impact future success.

Advocacy Day will be held during National Charter Schools Week (May 5-11). California charter schools began with passage of the California Charter Schools Act in 1992 followed by the first school opening in 1993. Advocacy Day is a landmark event in the 20th Anniversary tribute to California's charter movement that has grown to 1,063 charter public schools serving 484,000 students.

Assembly Education Committee Chair Joan Buchanan will welcome participants as part of a 30-minute program. Charter leaders and parents will meet with their local legislators to discuss both the impact of charter schools on student achievement and on public policy proposals that supports the success of charter schools. Some charter leaders will also attend the Assembly Education Committee meeting to express their opposition to AB 913 that imposes new conflict of interest requirements for charter schools.

Who:

  • 150 Charter School Leaders and Parents
  • Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee
  • Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, Vice Chair of the Assembly Education Committee

What: CCSA's 20th Anniversary Advocacy Day Event

  • Charter leaders and parents will meet with legislators and attend the Assembly Education Committee meeting on AB 913.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  • Program begins at 9 a.m.
  • Interview availability begins at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Tent near the West Steps of the State Capitol

  • 10th Street and Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA

About the California Charter Schools Association The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 1,063 charter public schools and more than 484,000 students in the state of California. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association is to empower parents and educators to unleash a new era of innovation within public education so that highly autonomous and accountable schools of choice provide quality learning opportunities for all California students. For more information, please visit www.ccsa.org.