February 2017

Guajome Park Academy 2nd Annual Charter Schools Job Fair

Guajome Park Academy invites you to register for their 2nd Annual Charter Schools Job Fair on April 8, 2017.

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Prop 39 Applicants: Reminder to Respond to the District's Preliminary Offer by March 1

School districts were required to provide each eligible Prop. 39 applicant with a preliminary offer of facilities by February 1. Charter schools must respond to the district’s preliminary offer no later than March 1 expressing any concerns with the offer and/or making a counter-offer. Read on for more information and template response letters.

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New California School Dashboards from CDE now available for Schools to Preview!

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.

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CCSA PCSGP Application Consultations: February 27th through March 6th, by Appointment Only

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.

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Preparing for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program: Application Requirements Webinar

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

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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?

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CCSA Reminds Members of Supports Available to Schools and School Communities

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.

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Sign up Today for CCSA's Pre-Conference LCAP Workshop!

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.

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CCSA Answers: Safety Plan Requirement and Charter Schools

Question: Do the state safety requirements included in Article 5. School Safety Plans Education Code Section 32280 apply to charter schools?

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Spring Teacher Grant Program is Now Available

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.

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Advocacy Day Registration Now Open

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.

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Learn how to apply for Prop. 51 Charter Facilities Bond Funds

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.

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Reminder: Prop. 39 Applicants - Respond to District's Preliminary Space Offer by March 1

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.

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CCSA Answers: Receiving Credit for Emergency Days When Determining ADA

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)?

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CCU Annual College Scholarship is Now Available

California Credit Union’s Scholarship Program is designed to acknowledge exceptional students throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

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2017 CA Charter School Laws & Regulations: Annual Compilation of Select Provisions Now Online

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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