February 2016

Opportunity to Participate in Important Upcoming USC Study - April 2016

Over the next 18 months, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California, Montclair State University, and Tulane University will be conducting a study of how three cities (Los Angeles, Denver, and New Orleans) are enabling a system of diverse school options for students and how these efforts are associated with educator practice and outcomes for students, educators, and schools.

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Announcing New Resources for Charter School Developers

CCSA has partnered with Public Counsel to develop new resources to assist charter school developers with drafting the governing documents for their non-profit corporations.

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Southern California LCAP Basics Workshop Coming Soon!

Don’t miss this chance to get all of your LCAP questions answered! At this in-person and online workshop, the charter experts at CSMC will be presenting information on LCAP.

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CCSA Answers: Release Requirements for Students from another District's Attendance Area

Question: We are a conversion charter school. Before conversion, we required any student coming from another district’s attendance area to be released in writing from his or her resident district. Do charter schools need to follow this policy?

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CCSA Conference: Programming Highlight - Board Member Governance Summit

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Attend CCSA’s 23rd Annual Conference held in Long Beach, CA March 14-17, 2016. This year CCSA is proud to host the Annual Board Member Governance Summit. Learn more here.

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Take Action to Push Back on the Anti-Charter Ballot Measure: Free Webinar!

On February 8, 2016 Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that a potential ballot measure, the Elimination of Charter Schools Initiative was cleared to begin collecting petition signatures for possible inclusion on the November ballot. Register today for the webinar to learn more.

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March 1 is Deadline to Respond to Prop. 39 Preliminary Offers

Charter schools must respond to preliminary offers under Prop. 39 no later than March 1, 2016, expressing any concerns with the offer and/or making counter-offers.

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CCSA Conference: Programming Highlight - Flipped Learning

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Attend CCSA’s 23rd Annual Conference held in Long Beach, CA March 14-17, 2016. This year CCSA is offering Flipped Learning with programming being offered as a pre-conference webinar and as a breakout session. Learn more here.

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Don't Miss CCSA's Pre-Conference PCSGP Workshop!

The California Charter Schools Association is proud to announce the return of a one-day Pre-Conference Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) workshop, full of trainings and resources, to help your new school access funds through the Public Charter Schools Grant Program.

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Get the Facts on the Anti-Charter Ballot Initiative

Earlier this month, a small group began an effort to get the “Elimination of Charter Schools” initiative on the California ballot in November. Find out more, including how you and your school community can speak out against this effort.

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Charter Operators Invited to Apply for RFP at L.A. School

20th Street Elementary in the L.A. Unified School District is seeking potential charter operators.

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Update on CCSA's Draft Academic Accountability Framework

The following is a message from Malka Borrego, Chair, CCSA Member Council and Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Equitas Academy Charter School to California charter school leaders.

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CCSA Conference: Programming Highlight - Civil Rights and Education Reform

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This year CCSA is offering a programming thread exploring civil rights and education reform during conference. Attend CCSA’s 23rd Annual Conference held in Long Beach, CA March 14-17, 2016. Learn more here.

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Pre-conference Workshop: Planning for E-Rate

Create a draft tech plan during this 6-hour, pre-conference hand-on tutorial. Also draft an application for the next E-Rate funding cycle. Learn about technology, eligibility, discounts, how long it takes, and more.

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CCSA Answers: CalPERS and Charter Schools

Question: Is CalPERS accepting new charter school employees?

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Register Today! Pre-Conference PCSGP Workshop - March 14

CCSA is offering a one-day Pre-Conference Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) workshop, full of trainings and resources.

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CCSA Answers: Opting out of the STRS Retirement Network

Question: Is there any way for our school to drop out of the STRS retirement network? We are facing renewal and would like to transfer all of our employees to a 401K system.

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CCSA Conference: One Lucky Teacher Will Win a Set of 25 iPads!

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CCSA’s Annual Conference held March 14-17, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center will provide opportunities for learning, sharing and networking for teachers with multiple types of programming and events. In 2016, CCSA is proud to host over 60…

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Guajome Schools is Hosting A Charter Job Fair on April 9, 2016!

Register today for Guajome Schools charter school employment job fair.

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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Applications Round Two Information

The 2015-16 Fiscal Year federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) Request for Applications (RFA) and forms are currently available for Round Two.

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