May 2015

2015-16 Charter Schools Annual Information Survey

The 2015-16 Charter Schools Annual Information Survey is now available online. The purpose of this online survey is to allow charter schools the opportunity to submit, review, and edit data on file with the Charter Schools Division in the California Department of Education (CDE).

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CharterSAFE Reminder: Summer Risk Management Maintenance Checklist

Now that the school year is coming to a close, it is a great time catch up on maintenance that will help improve safety at your school. This summer maintenance checklist is meant to help you set priorities.

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New CCSA Report Highlights Pacoima's Excellent Charter Schools

The high-poverty, ethnically diverse L.A. community boasts impressive charter schools that outperform local traditional schools.

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Before the School Year is Over--Register for the 2016 CCSA Conference By May 31 & Save Nearly 50%!

CCSA is celebrating the return of the Annual California Charter Schools Conference to Southern California taking place March 14-17, 2016 in Long Beach, CA. The National Charter Schools Week Registration Special of $350 ends 5/31. Learn more about what the conference has to offer, register today as part of your summer plans!

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CCSA Answers: Can a Student with Special Needs who is over Age 19 Generate ADA?

Question: A student who is eligible for special education services and is over the age of 19 would like to complete his high school education at our charter school. Would we be able to collect ADA for this student?

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May 2015 CEO Message

Read the May 2015 CEO Message from Jed Wallace.

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National Charter School Survey 2015

National Charter School Survey requests your input!

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Regional Charter Leader Meetings this Week and New Dates Added!

You still have time to register for meetings this month! New dates and locations added for June in Orange County, Modesto (Region 6) and Visalia (Region 7).

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CharterSAFE Compliance Reminder: New Tuberculosis Requirements

Effective this year the TB testing requirement has been changed to allow for the completion of a “risk assessment” rather than a skin test.

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CCSA's Spring Business Managers' Meetings in June!

Wondering about the 2015-16 State May Budget Revision and how the state’s financial situation will impact your school? Sign up for CCSA’s Business Managers meetings! We will cover the current funding rates, updates on proposed changes, information on state and federal categorical programs - plus legislative and regulatory updates.

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CCSA Answers: Campaigning on campus for a facilities bond measure

Question: A facilities bond measure is being proposed by our authorizing school district. Our charter school would receive a substantial portion of the bond proceeds for new facilities, should the bond measure pass. Can our board members use charter school materials like computers and copy machines to generate flyers in support of the bond measure and hand them to our teachers to distribute to students and their parents?

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CharterSAFE Compliance Reminder: New Sick Leave Law Requirements Go Into Effect July 1

The State of California’s new sick leave law goes into effect on July 1. All employers, including charter schools, must be ready to comply with the new Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014.

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UPDATE: Media Workshop for Charter Leaders

CCSA’s media workshop in Los Angeles on June 11 will be rescheduled - stay tuned for details!

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Webinar: How to Find and Recruit Board Members

Learn how to build the right board for your charter school at this webinar from Board on Track.

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A Night to Remember Prom: An Unforgettable Success!

At the annual A Night to Remember Prom, 850 students from 70+ San Diego county schools were treated to a free Prom Night experience.

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Announcing CCSA's 2015-16 School Self-Assessment Portal

Take advantage of the 2015-16 School Self-Assessment Portal resources that target the unique needs of your school and enhance your school accountability efforts.

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500 Charter Advocates Flood Capitol During Advocacy Day

CCSA celebrated National Charter Schools Week and hosted our Annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento on Tuesday May 5, 2015. Over 500 charter school leaders, parents, teachers and students flooded the State Capitol, making this the largest Advocacy Day to date!

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CCSA Answers: How to Get "Highly Qualified" Under NCLB

Question: I have four experienced teachers with multiple subject teaching credentials teaching single-subject courses at the middle school level. How can I get them “highly qualified” under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)?

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