March 2015

Mark Your Calendars: National Charter Schools Week May 3-9, 2015!

Help us celebrate National Charter Schools Week! Join us at Advocacy Day and take advantage of our toolkit with helpful materials and a host of ideas to help you get involved in the festivities.

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Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has developed a summer leadership program aimed at increasing the civic engagement of student leaders. This free five-day conference held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library helps high school students develop their skills as effective leaders through the exploration of Effective Communication, Optimism and Informed Decision Making.

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Suspension of State's Accountability Measurement System

The State Board of Education recently voted unanimously to suspend the Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2014-15 school year as the state develops a more comprehensive accountability system.

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CCSA Answers: Making Up An Emergency School Closure

Question: Our district recently had an emergency school closure and all schools, including ours, were closed for the full day. Our district is doing a make-up day. Do we need to make up the day, too?

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Three Lucky Filmmakers Win OMMV Video Contest

Three lucky filmmakers were announced at the 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference March 16-19 in Sacramento. Get all of the details.

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Register Today! Charter School Day at the Capitol: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Apply what you learned at CCSA’s Conference in March and join us at our Annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento on Tuesday May 5, 2015 as we also celebrate National Charter Schools Week across California.

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Granada Hills Charter High School Special Education Department Featured in LA Parent

Granada Hills Charter High School Special Education Department was recently featured in a news article published by LA Parent.

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Register Today for CCSA's Governance Academy in May!

Register today for May’s Governance Academy, offered in partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, and Young, Minney and Corr, LLP.

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CCSA Answers: Safety Plan Requirement and Charter Schools

Question: Do the state safety requirements included in Education Code Section 32286 apply to charter schools?

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Update: West Contra Costa Unified School District Lawsuit

Trial court issues ruling in favor of CCSA lawsuit against the West Contra Cost Unified School District.

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Conference 2015 Kicks-Off March 16! Join Us & Celebrate "One Movement, Many Voices"

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We look forward to hosting thousands of charter leaders, advocates and supporters this week at the 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference. There’s still time to join us in Sacramento -onsite registration is available.

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Latest Edition of the California Charter Schools Financial Management Guide Now Available!

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The latest edition of the California Charter Schools Financial Management Guide, compiled by CCSA’s Knowledge Management Team, highlights several articles which focus on financial management and issues with fiscal implications.

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Clear Credential Offered by Antioch University Los Angeles' Education Department

Antioch University Los Angeles’ Education Department is now offering a Clear Credential with classes beginning April 13, 2015.

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CCSA Answers: Facilities Standards and Charter Schools

Question: Must charter school facilities comply with the school facility design, construction, and building standards that apply to school district facilities?

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Special Conference Programming on 3/19 + $50 Coupon for 2016!

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Are you planning on leaving the 2015 conference early? Think twice and learn what you would miss! Haven’t registered yet? There’s still time—March 13 is the last day to register online—after March 14 all registrations will be held onsite in Sacramento.

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Attention: School Operations and Purchasing Staff

The annual California Charter Schools Buyers’ Guide is available now with tips to save your school time and money. Find out what’s inside and start saving today.

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CharterSAFE: Navigating Employee Benefits

On Wednesday, March 18, Karla Rhay from the California Schools Employee Benefits Association will present two sessions at the California Charter Schools Conference about the changes you needs to know about that impact employee benefits at all schools.

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CCSA Answers: Enrolling Concurrently in a Private and a Charter School

Question: Can a child, who is enrolled in a private Independent Studies Program, also enroll concurrently in a charter school?

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