October 2017

CCSA Answers: Keeping an Original Conversion Charter School Site Under Proposition 39

Can a conversion charter keep its original school site under Proposition 39? Learn the answer to this question here.

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Prepare for National School Choice Week 2018

National School Choice Week (NSCW) 2018, a week designed to raise public awareness of all types of effective education options for children, kicks off January 21-27, 2018. Schools across the country will be hosting events to celebrate the week. We’ve pulled together a list to give you ideas on how to prepare and celebrate.

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CCSA Answers: New Schools Applying for Proposition 39 Facilities

Learn whether charter school developers are eligible for Proposition 39 facilities for their new schools.

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New Research Portal for Charter Schools Embarking on Facilities Projects

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) created a research portal called SchoolBuild: From Idea to Construction to provide a one-stop shop to school leaders looking to develop facilities for charter schools. The portal guides schools through the entire facility-development process, from start to finish, and provides practical insights and solutions to charter school leaders at any and all stages of the process.

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Fire Insurance for Schools

What kind of insurance do you need to protect your school in the event of fire? CharterSAFE, which provides group self-insurance and risk management services designed specifically for California’s charter schools, shares some of the common coverages you should have.

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Last Call: CCSA's Governance Academy Ends This Week!

CCSA’s Governance Academy is a free, intensive workshop designed to help school leaders and governing board members increase their knowledge of their legal obligations as stewards of public schools. Learn more about this important workshop and how to register here.

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Wildfires: A California Charter School Resource Toolkit & Infographic

To help you plan for potential fires, CCSA vendor Warren G. Bender Co. has put together a helpful guide with resources on how to prepare for, manage, and recover from a wildfire.

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Webinar for Perkins Coordinators

On Wednesday, October 25, participate in a live webinar for new Perkins coordinators, hosted by the California Department of Education, to review Perkins requirements. Register here.

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CCSA Answers: Receiving Credit for Emergency Days When Determining ADA

The recent fires in Northern California 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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Submission Deadline Extended for Part 2 of Dashboard Alternative School Status Application

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the CDE emailed all dashboard and Dashboard Alternative School (DASS) coordinators information regarding the submission of part two of the DASS application. Part 1 was due on October 6, 2017. In August 2017, DASS was…

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Grant Opportunity for Teachers: Recreational Reading Mini Grant

The Recreational Reading Mini-Grant (RRMG) provides PreK-5th Grade teachers in Los Angeles County the opportunity to apply for $1,000 worth of books for their classroom libraries. Submissions are due November 17th by midnight. Learn more and apply here.

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Meet Dr. Howard Fuller at the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum

On November 16, author and educational rights activist Dr. Howard Fuller will deliver the keynote address at the Alternative Accountability Policy Forum (AAPF). Learn more about Dr. Fuller, his speech, and AAPF here.

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2017-18 CAASPP Institute Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for the 2017-18 CAASPP Institute! The CAASPP Institute provides local educational agency (LEA) teams with information and strategies for using the CAASPP System to improve teaching and learning. Learn more and register here.

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Deadline: California School Dashboard - Local Indicator Data

The deadline to submit local indicators data for the fall release of the California School Dashboard is December 1, 2017. Learn more about changes to this deadline, local indicators, and more here.

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CCSA Answers: The Importance of Census Day for CALPADS

Question: When is Census Day for reporting data in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and why is the reporting in CALPADS so important for charter schools?

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CDE Application Deadline for Alternative School Status is Friday October 6

Charter schools seeking alternative school status must complete a Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) application by this Friday, October 6 to be considered an alternative school.

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Alternative Accountability Forum

This November 15-17 in San Diego, participate in the only California conference focused on alternative accountability. Hear from leaders in the educational accountability space share unique perspectives and sharpen your understanding of alternative accountability to impact California’s accountability system. Register today.

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CCSA's Fall Business Managers' Meetings Continue this Week!

Continuing this week, you can attend CCSA’s Business Managers’ Meetings to learn about the 2017-18 State Budget and how the state’s financial situation will impact your school. Register for an online meeting today!

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Last Week for CCSA's Fraud Oversight Workshops

Charter school board members, principals, executive directors, and business managers can participate in this webinar where they will interact with representatives from FCMAT to discuss fraud and oversight issues.

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