May 2017

Registration Open for June Regional Meetings

Calling all Northeast, Central Valley and Southern California Charter Schools:Your regional meeting is around the corner! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with charter leaders in your region and CCSA team members to discuss your needs and ways to support your school.

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CCSA's Spring Business Managers' Meetings Begin this Week!

Wondering about the 2017-18 May Revision to the 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. Register today.

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Bay Area Regional Meetings

Please join us this week on Wednesday, May 24 and Friday, May 26 for Bay Area Regional Meetings in Santa Rosa and the Central Coast, respectively. Learn more and register today!

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CCSA Answers: Credentials for Charter School Principals or School Directors?

Question: Are charter school principals or school directors required to hold an Administrative Services or other credential? Answer: No. Those sections of the Education Code are not applicable to charter schools under our Mega Waiver. Charter schools list key employee…

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Notification of SELPA Exit - Deadline June 30, 2017

Looking to explore LEA status or negotiate with your authorizer alternative special education arrangements for the 2018-2019 school year? Consider submitting a non-binding letter notifying your existing SELPA, Authorizer, CCSA, and CDE of your intent to exit the SELPA by June 30, 2017. Learn more about this option and find template letters here.

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CCSA's Governance Academies Begin This Week!

Back by popular demand, the California Charter Schools Association is bringing back our Governance Academy, offered in partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP (San Diego and Los Angeles), and Young, Minney and Corr, LLP (Bay Area and Sacramento).

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CDE Webinar: New Features of the CA School Dashboard - Tues., May 9

The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the availability of new features on the California School Dashboard (Dashboard) being field-tested this spring. To assist stakeholders, LEAs, and the public understand new features, the CDE is hosting a Webinar on May 9, 2017, at 2 p.m. Register here.

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Opportunity to Host/Join a Professional Learning Network through CCEE

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) has released its formal Request for Letters of Interest for entities interested in hosting Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) for the next two years (2017-18 and 2018-19). The deadline to guarantee consideration of a Letter of Interest (LOI) is Monday, May 15, 2017. Learn more about how to apply here.

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San Bernardino Regional Meetings

Please join us Friday, May 19 for the San Bernardino Regional Meetings. Come out and network with charter leaders in your region, discuss how we can best support your schools and talk about your unique regional needs. Don’t miss this opportunity - REGISTER TODAY!

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Using Data to Ensure a Successful Renewal

Data can help charter schools have a successful renewal, but it can be a challenge to tell your data story. CCSA is here to help! Join us on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM to secure a toolbox of resources to support a successful renewal. Learn more about the webinar and register here.

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Spring Forward into Regional Meetings

It’s that time of year when charter leaders gather to share best practices with their colleagues and discuss key priorities and issues impacting the charter movement. Wherever you are located, we have a Regional Meeting for you! Here is a sneak peek into meetings taking place across the state. Please stay tuned for further updates and registration links.

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CCSA Answers: Length of time for keeping independent study assignments and work records

Question: What is the required length of time for keeping students’ completed independent study assignments and work records?

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