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CCSA Answers: How AB2022 Pupil Mental Health Services: School Notifications Apply To Charter Public Schools

Question: Does AB 2022: Pupil mental health services: school notification apply to charter public schools? Answer: Yes, AB 2022: Pupil Mental Health Services: School Notification applies to charter public schools, and took effect on January 1, 2019. Developed in response…

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CCSA Answers: Charter schools in the California Department of Education's Special Education Monitoring Process

Question: Are charter schools included in the California Department of Education’s Special Education monitoring process? Answer: Yes. The California Department of Education (CDE) measures a series of data points aligned to the Special Education State Performance Plan (SPP) and the…

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CCSA Answers: Comprehensive School Safety Plan Requirements

Question: Are charter schools required to create comprehensive school safety plans? Answer: Yes, AB 1747 School Safety Plans requires charter schools to create comprehensive school safety plans as a part of the charter petition and renewal process. The Safety Plan…

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Don't Miss CCSA's Southern California Finance Academies!

Back by popular demand, the California Charter Schools Association is offering our one-day Finance Academy. This in-person workshop, offered in the Los Angeles and San Diego, will help charter schools and developers strengthen their internal financial management capacity. Designed for…

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CCSA Answers: Retroactively entering into an Independent Study contact

Question: Can independent study be recorded for a student retroactively? Answer: No. An independent study agreement must be drawn up for a student prior to the beginning of independent study instruction. The signatures of the student or their legal guardian,…

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CCSA's Teacher Credentialing Workshops Happening this Week!

Do you have questions about the necessary credential requirements for hiring teachers under ESSA? This workshop will walk attendees through the necessary credentialing requirements for hiring teachers under ESSA including substitute and temporary credentials; the steps from preliminary to clear…

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CCSA's Winter Business Managers' Meetings begin next Week!

Wondering about the Governor’s January Budget Proposal and how the state’s financial situation will impact your school? Look no further than CCSA’s Business Managers’ meetings! We will cover the current funding rates, updates on proposed changes, information on state and…

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CCSA Answers: Receiving in lieu of property tax funding

Question: How do we receive in lieu of property tax funding for students residing in other districts, but attending our charter school? Answer: A charter school’s sponsoring district (or the school district that denied the charter if it was approved…

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CCSA Answers: Lottery Funds and First Year Schools

Question: I understand that the first 2018-2019 quarterly lottery apportionments are expected from the state by the end of this month. Do new charter schools receive lottery funds during their first year of operation? Answer: No. Newly opening charter schools…

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Don't Forget to Respond to School District ADA Projection Letters by January 2!

On or before December 1, school districts were required to respond to charter school Prop. 39 ADA projections included in Prop 39 requests that were due on or before November 1. Has your district responded to your ADA projections? If…

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