September 2015

Requesting Prop. 39 Facilities? Take Advantage of CCSA Resources and Free Legal Help.

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

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Share the Truth About Charters!

While charter schools enjoy tremendous support, a number of myths persist. Spread the Truth About Charters and help separate fact from fiction about CA’s charter public schools.

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Learn about Best Practices at CCSA's Upcoming HR Workshop!

Wondering about best HR practices to protect your charter school from liability and to maximize your flexibility?

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2016 CCSA Conference: Celebrate Your School and Submit Hart Vision Award Nominations by 10/9!

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CCSA knows there are many outstanding volunteers and teachers across the state! Submit your nominations for the 2016 Hart Vision Awards by October 9. Awards will be presented at the 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference.

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September 2015 CEO Message

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Read the September 2015 CEO Message.

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CCSA Answers: Authorizers Request for Student & Parent Information

Are charter schools required to provide student or parent contact information to their authorizer upon request?

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2016 CCSA Conference: What makes a great presentation proposal? Submit by 10/9.

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The 2016 CCSA Call for Proposals is open for the 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference held March 14 - 17, 2016 in Long Beach, CA. What type of programming are attendees looking for? Learn helpful hints and best practices—submissions are due by October 9.

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Last Week for the Fall Data Campaign: Participate Today!

Participate today in CCSA’s Fall Data Campaign in oder to help us gather information that we use to educate the public about charter schools and advocate on your behalf locally and at the Capitol.

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CCSA Answers: Educator Effectiveness and Mandate One-Time Funding

Question: What is the process of applying for and the timeline for the receipt of the Educator Effectiveness funding and the Mandate One-Time funding that were included in the 2015-16 state budget?

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Charter Schools Performing Above State Average on New Common Core Aligned Tests

California’s charter public schools performed better than the state averages on Math and English Language Arts while serving a diverse population of students. These trends reaffirm independent research that shows charter schools are performing well and improving over time.

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Prepare Your School's Request for Facilities Under Prop. 39!

This school year’s Prop. 39 cycle is already underway. Find CCSA’s various resources, templates, and information to get you started.

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New SBAC Data Scheduled for Public Release Tomorrow Sept. 9

On Wednesday, September 9, the California Department of Education (CDE) will publicly release the 2014-15 SBAC results. Learn more about the state assessment system, including the available communications tools, upcoming events and technical supports for how best to understand and communicate the data.

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Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants Available

The state budget has allocated an additional $50 million in funding to help schools with inadequate bandwidth upgrade their current connection to the internet. The 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) application window closes on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

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CCSA Answers: Instructional Minute Requirements for Charter Schools

Question: How long does a student need to be on campus for a charter school to count them for the purposes of ADA?

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Dr. Peter Diamandis and Soledad O'Brien to Serve as Speakers at the 23rd Annual CA Charter Schools Conference

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The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference will feature Dr. Peter Diamandis, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, on Wednesday, March 16. The event will close on March 17 with nationally known and critically acclaimed journalist, Soledad O’Brien. Don’t miss these speakers and register before the Back to School Registration Special ends on 9/16.

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Hurry and Save on Back to School Specials with Charter Advantage Partners Thru Sept 21 - 30

Save today with Back to School specials from CCSA’s Charter Advantage Partners.

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