Topics: Health & Safety

CCSA Answers: Does "AB 1639: Pupil health: The Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act" Apply to Charter Schools?

Learn how AB 1639 protecting students’s health during athletic activities and how it applies to charter schools.

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Post-North Bay Wildfire Support: Career Technical Education Programs

Emergencies, like the recent California fires, can hinder a charter school’s ability to provide Career Technical Education services to students. If your school is affected, California’s Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Services Office (CTELISO) is here to support. Learn more.

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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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CCSA Answers: Must all California students be immunized before entering school?

Question: Must all California students be immunized before entering school? Answer: SB 277: Public Health: Vaccinations requires all children to be vaccinated, with the exception of home school students and Independent Study students who do not receive any classroom-based instruction….

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CCSA Answers: Receiving State Funding for ADA

By what date must a charter school open in order to receive state funding for ADA?

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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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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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CCSA Answers: Safety Requirements

Question: Do the state safety requirements included in Education Code Section 32286 apply to charter schools?

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CCSA Answers: Does Education Code 49452.8 Apply to Charter Schools?

Question: Are charters exempt from the requirement to collect oral health assessment forms for incoming kindergarteners?

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CCSA Answers: Does SB 1266 "Pupil Health: Epinephrine Auto-injectors" Apply to Charter Schools?

Question: Are Charter schools required to stock emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, in accordance with SB 1266?

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CharterSAFE Tip: Heat Stress - Avoidance, Symptoms, and When to Call for Medical Help!

Every summer, incidents occur as a result of heat stress. Whether you are an employee or a student, it’s important to know the following when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees…

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CharterSAFE Compliance Reminder: New Tuberculosis Requirements

Effective this year the TB testing requirement has been changed to allow for the completion of a “risk assessment” rather than a skin test.

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CCSA Answers: Safety Plan Requirement and Charter Schools

Question: Do the state safety requirements included in Education Code Section 32286 apply to charter schools?

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CharterSAFE: Important Tips for Managing Workplace Stress

From CharterSAFE: More than 75 percent of Americans consider their jobs stressful. While it may not be possible to completely eliminate job stress, you can learn to manage it effectively.

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CharterSAFE: A Checklist for Summer Maintenance and Risk Management Priorities

From CharterSAFE: This is a important time to think about how you will secure your campus for the summer.

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CharterSAFE: Sports Physicals Offer Opportunity to Screen for Serious Conditions

From CharterSAFE: Sports physicals, a prerequisite for participation in high school athletics, represent an important opportunity to quickly screen for a variety of conditions that could place the young athlete at risk.

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CharterSAFE Alert: Anchor Bookcases and Large Cabinets

From CharterSAFE: Emergency preparedness on campus should include an evaluation of the stability of your file cabinets, freestanding cabinets and bookcases.

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CharterSAFE Alert: Slippery Floors in Student Restrooms

CharterSAFE is seeing a frequency of injury claims arising from slippery floors in student restrooms. Frequent checks aren’t enough. Read recommendations from CharterSAFE.

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CharterSAFE: Renewal Deadlines Approaching for School Insurance

Please visit the CharterSAFE website to review important deadlines regarding CharterSAFE renewal for the 2014-15 school year….

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CCSA Answers: Frequency of Conducting Fire Drills at a Charter School

Question: How often are charter schools required to hold fire drills?

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CharterSAFE: Join Us for School Safety Breakout Sessions at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference

CharterSAFE is proud to return as the principal sponsor of the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference. Please join us for these important sessions about school safety.

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CCSA Answers: TB Testing Requirements

Question: What is the requirement for tuberculosis testing in charter schools and how often must these records be updated?

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CharterSAFE: Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

From CharterSAFE: Take the survey to gauge your level of preparedness.

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New 2014 Laws Impacting Charter Schools

The start of 2014 brought into effect several new laws that impact how charter schools operate and govern. These laws include AB 2109, SB 751 and AB 1266.

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CCSA Answers: AB 2109 and Charter Schools

Question: Does AB 2109 apply to charter schools? If yes, could you please provide more information this new law?

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Risk Management: Alarming Frequency of Pedestrian Accidents Among Students

From CharterSAFE: Unlike drivers, who typically know how to deal with an auto accident, students may lack knowledge of what to do if hit by a car…

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Tips: Submitting Workers Compensation Claims

From CharterSAFE: We receive many questions about workers’ compensation claims. Below are a couple of quick but very important tips about reporting such claims.

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Claims Management Resources

From CharterSAFE: At CharterSAFE we receive many questions about workers’ compensation claims. Read on for couple of quick, but very important tips about reporting such claims.

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Risk Management Tip: Portable Computer Thefts

From CharterSAFE: Did you know… that the number one item stolen from California charter schools is portable computers?

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Heat Stress - Avoidance, Symptoms, and When to Call for Medical Help!

From CharterSAFE: Every summer, incidents occur as a result of heat stress. Whether you are an employee or a student, learn what to know when temperatures rise.

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Teacher Conduct: Abuse and Crisis Intervention

A new Knowledge Brief dealing with issues of abuse prevention and response is now available on our website

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CharterSAFE Offers Two Critical Webinars

CharterSAFE is proud to offer the two important webinars. Learn about Construction Insurance and Insurance for Developing Schools.

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CCSA Answers: Providing Accommodations for a Parent with a Hearing Impairment

Question: We have a parent, who is hard of hearing, attending an upcoming evening tour of our charter school. She is requesting that we provide her with a sign language interpreter. Is this something we are required to do?

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CCSA Answers: Pertussis Vaccination Deadline

Question: What is the deadline by which students must provide proof of their pertussis vaccination, in order for charter schools to receive ADA for these students?

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CCSA Answers: Charter Schools and Anti-Bullying Policies

Question: Are charter schools required to adopt anti-bullying policies under AB 9 and AB 1156?

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CCSA Answers: Compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

Question: Does the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) apply to charter schools?

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Spread the Word: Parents Can Now Apply for Healthy Families Online!

Californians can now apply for health coverage for their children in as little as 30 minutes, using the new online application for Healthy Families. Get the word out to your parents with free handouts and posters.

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CCSA Answers: Charter school students and pertussis (whooping cough) immunization

Question: Do charter school students need to be immunized against pertussis (whooping cough)?

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