August 2016

CCSA PCSGP Application Consultations: September 12th through the 16th, by Appointment Only

CCSA’s Knowledge Management Team will be offering one-hour consultations on September 12th through 16th for any Member School that has questions related to completing the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) application.

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CCSA's PCSGP Application "How To" Webinar Coming Soon!

Got questions about how to complete the latest Public Charter Schools Grant Program application?

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CDE Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) Webinar THIS TUESDAY!

The CDE will be hosting a Webinar on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the Webinar is to provide applicants information about the PCSGP eligibility requirements and application process.

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CCSA Answers: Receiving Credit for Emergency Days When Determining ADA

Question: The California wild fires may lead to emergency closures at some charter schools. How can charter schools receive credit for emergency days when determining average daily attendance (ADA)?

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CDE to Release Statewide Student Test Score Data August 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, the California Department of Education (CDE) will publicly release the 2015-16 CAASPP results. Learn more about the state assessment system, available communications tools, and technical supports for how best to understand and communicate the data.

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Save the Date for CCSA's Fall Business Managers' Meetings!

Wondering about the 2016-17 State Budget and how the state’s financial situation will impact your school? Look no further than 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: Are There Minimum Insurance Requirements for Charter Schools?

Question: Are there minimum insurance requirements for charter schools?

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AXA Achievement Scholarship for High School Seniors

Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year may apply. This is a fabulous opportunity for graduating seniors to win scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000.

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Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Wins GOAL Award for Dynamic Blended Inclusion Model

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Serving students with disabilities was a key factor in Camino Nuevo Charter Academy’s Kayne Siart campus winning the 2016 GOAL award, presented yearly to schools with exemplary special education practices.

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Recent OCR Settlement and Accessibility Resources for Charters

Recently, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released a statement describing the investigation of 11 different educational entities and subsequent settlement of their violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to their websites and other online programs.

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CCSA Answers: The Fair Education Act and Charter Schools

Question: Does Senate Bill 48, the Fair Education Act, apply to charter schools?

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Register Today: C&I Network for Public Charter Schools Mini-Conference

After examining feedback, talking to charter leaders, and weighing possibilities, the C&I Charter Network Planning Committee announced plans for the 2016-17 school year. The theme of this year’s Curriculum & Instruction Network for charter public schools programming will be “Building…

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