October 2014

CCSA Answers: Charter Schools and Sales Tax

Question: Is there a lower sales tax rate for public schools, including charter schools, in California? Answer: Schools and nonprofit organizations in California are required to pay the prevailing local sales tax rate….

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Vote: Election Day is November 4!

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Election Day is November 4, 2014. Learn about the election and find your polling place.

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New Common Core Fact Sheet Available

A new fact sheet is available regarding the Common Core State Standards. Read more.

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Conference Spotlight: Exhibit Hall - Find Your Next Great Vendor Partner!

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130 days and counting down until the Annual Conference in Sacrament March 16-19, 2015. More than 250 exhibiting companies will provide tools and resources that fit the unique needs of the charter movement. Learn more.

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Capitol Update 10/30/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* Get Out The Vote!
* It’s Not too Early to Secure Your Spot at CCSA’s Annual Charter School Day at the Capitol

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Register Now: Los Angeles Fall Regional Meeting on Nov. 6!

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Register today for the last fall regional meeting in Los Angeles on November 6.

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October 2014 CEO Message

I love visiting charter schools across the state. It energizes me and reignites my passion for making sure every California student gets the education he or she deserves. In my time with CCSA, I’ve visited over 400 schools. Sounds…

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CCSA Answers: Qualifying for SB 740 Funds

Question: How can a school qualify for the SB 740 Charter School Facility Grants? Answer: The Charter School Facility Grant Program was enacted by Senate Bill (SB) 740 (Chapter 892, Statutes of 2001, Education Code Section 47614.5) for the…

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Capitol Update 10/23/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* 2013-14 Legislative Wrap-up
* Sign up Today for CCSA’s Governance Academy!
* Registration Open for CCSA’s Annual Charter School Day at the Capitol

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2015 Conference: Space is Filling Up, Book Your Room at A CCSA Host Hotel

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While attending the 2015 Annual CCSA Conference and enjoying all that Sacramento has to offer, please support CCSA by booking your room at one of our host hotels. Check out the top 10 reasons why staying with us is a great idea.

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Reminder: Prop. 39 - November 1 Deadline to Submit Application!

Don’t forget to submit your Prop. 39 Facilities request before November 1, 2014. Learn more.

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Share Your Charter School Story. Enter CCSA's OMMV Video Contest Today!

Participate in the #OMMV Video Contest that launches today! Help us spread the good news far and wide about California charters schools and the direct and positive impact they are having on students.

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Harvard Researchers Seeking Schools and Teachers for Video Observation Study

Teachers and school leaders: Help Harvard researchers improve classroom observations by using video technology.

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CCSA Answers: Number of Audits Required for Multiple Charter Schools

Question: Our second charter petition is about to be approved. It will operate under a nonprofit corporation. Are we required to have two audits, one for each charter, or can we have a single audit covering both schools? Answer:…

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Outfit Your School for Student Success

Th Buyers’ Guide is an exclusive resource for CCSA members, providing perspective on school operations, best practices in purchasing and a complete directory of CCSA Vendor Members.

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2015 Conference: Last Chance To Win Weekend Stay in Sacramento + Receive Super Early Bird Discount

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Register for the 22nd Annual Conference any time before October 24 to receive the super early bird discounted rate and you will be entered to win a complimentary one-night stay including breakfast for two at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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Bay Area Teacher Training Institute Announces Launch of New Educational Leadership Program

The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute announces the launch of a new Educational Leadership Program, offered in partnership with The University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education. Learn more.

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External Opportunity: Students Keeping Students in School Webinar - Restorative Peer Courts on Oct. 21

Join Karen Junker and Sarah Omojola for a conversation about the use of restorative peer courts on Tuesday, October 21. Register now!

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Win Prizes for You & Your School: OMMV Video Contest Opens 10/20!

What amazing story do you want to share about your charter school? Enter the #OMMV Video Contest October 20 - December 15 for the chance to win prize money for you and your charter school.

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CCSA Answers: Deadline by which to Submit Surplus Property Requests

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 2015, to school districts? Answer: There is no deadline to submit a letter notifying…

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Don't Forget This Crucial Step in Preparing for Online Testing!

There is still time to designate your test coordinator for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

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Help Your School Become More Familiar with the SBAC Assessments!

Join other California educators in the hand scoring of Smarter Balanced operational tests in spring 2015, and reduce anxiety at your school as you get a better sense of what the assessments look like.

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Capitol Update 10/9/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* CCSA 22nd Annual Conference - Program Submissions Deadline is October 16
* Sign up Today for CCSA’s Governance Academy!
* California State Controller Request for Employee Salary and Benefit Information
* It’s Never too Early to Register for CCSA’s Annual Charter School Day at the Capitol

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2015 Conference: Final Week! Presentation Proposals, Hart Vision and Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship Nominations Due Thursday, October 16

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Only one week remains to submit a proposal to present, nominate an outstanding teacher or volunteer and encourage high school seniors to apply for a $2,000 scholarship. Learn more.

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Requesting Prop. 39 Facilities? New Office Hours for Pro Bono Legal Help

The Prop. 39 application cycle is underway and CCSA has new and updated resources, including free legal help, available for member schools. Learn more.

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Sign Up Today for CCSA's Governance Academy!

CCSA is offering its one-day Governance Academy in partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, and Young, Minney and Corr, LLP. Register Today!

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CCSA Answers: Are charter school developers eligible for Proposition 39 facilities for their new schools?

Question: Are charter school developers eligible for Proposition 39 facilities for their new schools? Answer: Absolutely, as long as the school developers can provide a reasonable projection of 80 or more in-district ADA. However, school developers must submit both…

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Tell Us Why You Love Charter Schools!

Tell us your story! Enter our One Movement. Many Voices. Video Contest! CCSA is seeking original two-minute videos that highlight how California charter schools are making an impact in the lives of students. Contest opens October 20, 2014. Cash prizes for you and your school.

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Registration is Open for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention & Expo, April 8-11, 2015 in San Diego

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) invites all charter leaders and special education teachers and administrators to attend the CEC 2015 Convention & Expo being held April 6-11, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. Volunteer during the event to receive a reduced registration rate!

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Conference 2015: Call for Proposals & Hart Vision Award Nominations Due October 16 & Register to Win Weekend Stay in Sacramento

Register for the 22nd Annual Conference any time before October 24 to receive the super early bird discount rate and you will be entered to win a complimentary one night stay including breakfast for two at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. After you register be sure to nominate an outstanding teacher or volunteer at your school for the 2015 Hart Vision Awards! Nominations are due October 16. Learn More.

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