April 2017

Doctoral Scholarship Opportunity for Charter School Leaders

William Howard University is accepting applications for the annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship. This 17th Annual award is valued in excess of $15,000.00 and will include all tuition and related fees in the school’s nationally-accredited, independent study Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a concentration in Charter School Administration Program.

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CCSA Answers: Lobbying Against Anti-Charter Legislation

Question: Can charter school board members visit elected officials in Sacramento to lobby against proposed anti-charter legislation?

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

Under 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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Regional Meetings for SoCal and Bay Area Schools to Improve Community Engagement Programs

The National Network of Schools in Partnership, a non-profit organization working to help schools install, improve and enhance community engagement and partnership programs, is offering SoCal and Bay Area charter schools the opportunity to learn best practices on how to increase their reciprocal, meaningful and sustainable community engagement programs.

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Don't Miss CCSA's April LCAP Basics Workshops!

Struggling with the new LCAP dashboard? Want some assistance in how to use LCAP to tell your school’s compelling story? Come get hands-on assistance from the experts at the Charter School Management Corporation (CSMC).

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CCSA Answers: New LCAP Template and California Dashboard

Question: I know that a new LCAP template was released in November 2016. We have a three-year, 2015-2018 LCAP that has already been adopted. Do we have to transfer our LCAP to this new template?

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Are You Ready for Your Renewal Process?

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 15, 2017 if you’re up for renewal in 2017-2018.

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Deadline Soon: Complete the 2017 Member Satisfaction Survey for a Chance to Win Prizes!

CCSA values your opinion! Please respond to the Member Satisfaction Survey to tell us how we can better support your school and charter schools across California and for a chance to win prizes. Learn more about the prizes and submission deadlines here.

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2017 Member Satisfaction Survey: Ridgecrest & Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charters are Winners!

Ridgecrest Charter School in Kern County and Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter in Placer County filled out the 2017 CCSA Member Satisfaction Survey and received $250 gift cards through our BuyQ partner, S&S Worldwide. Are you interested in winning, too? Take just 10 minutes to complete the CCSA Member Satisfaction Survey today.

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Don't Miss CCSA's April LCAP Basics Workshops!

Struggling with the new LCAP dashboard? Want some assistance in how to use LCAP to tell your school’s compelling story? Come get hands-on assistance from the experts at the Charter School Management Corporation (CSMC).

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CCSA Answers: SB 1375 Educational Equity: Sex Equity in Education: Federal Title IX Notifications and Charter Schools

Question: Does SB 1375 Educational equity: sex equity in education: federal Title IX notifications apply to charter schools?

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CA Learning Communities for School Success Program Funding Available

The California Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to local education agencies, including charter schools, to support programs aimed improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime. Learn more and fill out an Intent to Submit an Application by April 21, 2017 by visiting the CDE website

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Charter School Facilities Incentive Grant Program Applications Due by April 21

The application for the State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program Round 13 is currently open until April 21. This is a grant program designed to assist high-performing charter schools with rent, lease, debt service, and Proposition 39 pro-rata payments or costs related to purchase, acquisition, design, new construction, and renovation. Learn more on the CSFA Website.

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Webinar: New Markets Tax Credits 101 for Facilities Financing

Do you know what New Markets Tax Credits are and how they work to finance charter school facilities in rural and low-income communities? Learn the answer to this question, if your school is eligible, how to apply, and more during this webinar on Wednesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. PDT, presented by Capital Impact Partners and CCSA.

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