April 2016

Webinar: Using Data for your Renewal - Register Today!

Let us help you with your school’s renewal! Many factors can impact the successful renewal of your charter. That’s why we strongly encourage you to plan to submit your charter by September 16, 2016.

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Hot off the Press: Regional Meetings in Sacramento and Chico/Redding

Look no further, Regional Meetings in the Northeast are confirmed and ready for member registration.

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CCSA's Spring Business Managers' Meetings Coming Soon!

Wondering about the 2016-17 State May Budget Revise and how the state’s financial situation will impact your school? Sign up for CCSA’s Business Managers meetings!

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CCSA Answers: SB 359 and Charter Schools

Question: Does SB 359: California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 apply to charter schools?

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Registration is Now Open for the 24th Annual CA Charter Schools Conference!

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In celebration of National Charter Schools Week May 1-7, 2016, CCSA is offering a flat registration rate of $350 for the entire month of May!

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It's High School Voter Education Week!

Want to foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens? Explore resources to help high schools promote civic education and participation on campus.

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CCSA Answers: What Materials May a Charter School Legally Purchase with Proposition 20 Lottery Funding?

Question: What materials may we legally purchase with our Proposition 20 lottery funding?

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April 2016 CEO Message

Read this month’s message from Jed Wallace, president and CEO, CCSA.

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The National Charter School Resource Center New Case Study: DC Public Charter School Board

The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) to learn about its authorizing process, and more specifically, to highlight a case in which it facilitated a charter takeover for a low-performing public charter school in its portfolio.

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CCSA Answers: Compliance with the Political Reform Act

Question: What must a charter school do to comply with the Political Reform Act?

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Share Your Feedback on CCSA's 2016-17 Draft Accountability Framework

We want to hear from you! Provide your feedback on CCSA’s 2016-17 draft Accountability Framework. View your 2015-16 Academic Accountability Report Cards if you haven’t done so already. And take advantage of free tools, like CCSA Snapshots.

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Prop. 39 Applicants: Did the District Provide a Final Offer of Facilities?

Under the Prop. 39 regulations, school districts are required to make final offers of facilities to eligible charter schools by April 1. Charter schools must respond to these preliminary offers by May 1, or 30 days after the final offer whichever is later. Read on for additional information and template response letters.

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CCSA Answers: Senate Bill 3 and Charter Schools

Question: Does Senate Bill 3: Minimum wage: apply to charter schools?

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Update: Ivy Academia Charter School v. LAUSD

On March 15, 2016, Ivy Academia received an arbitration award of over $7 million due to LAUSD’s failure to comply with Proposition 39 over three years. Learn more.

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Do you know how your school is performing academically?

View your 2015-16 Academic Accountability Report Cards and provide feedback on CCSA’s 2016-17 draft Accountability Framework. Take advantage of free tools, like CCSA Snapshots.

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Webinar: Summit Public Schools Discusses Using Google for Education on April 13

Learn how Summit is using tools like Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, Classroom, and more to save teacher time and build 21st century skills in students via a free webinar.

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Sign Up Today for CCSA's Governance Academy!

Back by popular demand, the California Charter Schools Association is bringing back our Governance Academy, offered in partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, and Young, Minney and Corr, LLP.

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CCSA Answers: Must Charter Schools Comply with Education Code 42103?

Question: We received a notice from our County Office of Education stating that, to comply with Education Code 42103, we must display our 2016-2017 budget for public comment. Is this required for charter schools?

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