In March the California Department of Education (CDE) will publicly release a new California School Dashboard. The Dashboard will color-code ratings on a number of indicators that the State Board of Education recently approved as part of its new accountability system (formerly known as LCFF Evaluation Rubrics). These dashboards are currently available for preview for schools, using a login provided by the CDE.
CCSA’s Knowledge Management Team will be offering one-hour consultations on February 27th through March 6th for any Member School that has questions related to completing the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) application.
Got questions about how to complete the latest Public Charter Schools Grant Program application? Join this webinar to receive an overview of the latest RFA, learn what’s new, and get your questions answered by Alice Miller, Managing Director of Knowledge Management
CCSA Answers: Does the annual March 15th deadline for employee layoff notification apply to charter schools?
Question: Does the annual March 15th deadline for employee layoff notification apply to charter schools?
CCSA is offering assistance, resources, and connections to immigration organizations to charter schools affected by ongoing challenges families may face related to immigration. Learn more about how you can get in touch with our immigration assistance team.
Got questions about the LCAP and the new LCAP rubrics, otherwise known as the California School Dashboard? Your school’s LCAP should influence your budget and align with your charter petition, Title Plans, student assessments and WASC goals.
Question: Do the state safety requirements included in Article 5. School Safety Plans Education Code Section 32280 apply to charter schools?
Applications for the California Credit Union’s Spring Teacher Grant Program are now available. The Grant is designed to assist educators by funding innovative learning opportunities for their students.
Each May, CCSA celebrates National Charter Schools Week with Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you or a team from your school to attend meetings with your local legislators on the issues facing charter schools in California and in your communities. Learn more about the event and register here.
Prop. 51 authorized $500 million in additional bond authority to the Charter School Facilities Program to build new buildings or renovate old buildings. A new funding round has opened and applications are due on June 6th, 2017. If you are considering applying for the program, CCSA is hosting a workshop in Oakland to help you with the application process. Learn more here.
REMINDER: Under Prop. 39 regulations, school districts are required to make preliminary offers of facilities space to eligible charter schools by February 1. Don’t forget to respond to your preliminary offers by March 1. Read on for more information and template response letters.
Question: The recent flooding and winter storms led to emergency closures at some charter schools. How can charter schools receive credit for emergency days when determining average daily attendance (ADA)?
California Credit Union’s Scholarship Program is designed to acknowledge exceptional students throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
In partnership with the law firm Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, CCSA’s Legal Defense Fund is proud to release “California Charter School Laws and Regulations: An Annual Compilation of Selected Provisions.” Click here to access this handy booklet that references relevant legislative and regulatory changes affecting charter schools in 2017.
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