Topics: Renewal & Closure

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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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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Are You Ready for Your Renewal Process? Join Us for a Webinar on June 9!

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, 2016 if you’re up for renewal in 2016-2017.

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Renewal Time Again! Start The Process Early for Success

To position your school to best meet common renewal challenges, CCSA strongly suggests that renewing schools submit renewal documents early. If you are planning to petition in the upcoming school year, aim to submit by the Fall—September 15, if at all possible.

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Are you using CCSA's Self-Assessment Portal yet?

Jumpstart your assessment completion by attending the webinar “Completing your Self-Assessment” on Tuesday, December 2 from 4:30pm-5:00pm. Walk away from the webinar having completed 3 of the 10 assessment sections!

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Reminder: Renew Your Charter School Petition!

Renew your charter school petition by November 15, 2014. Learn about available CCSA support and resources.

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LAUSD Authorizer Overreach Response Strategy

Initial discussion with charter leaders on strategy and collective action in response to LAUSD’s overreaching oversight practices.

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Four Charter Schools in One Night

Kudos to San Juan Unified for their partnership with San Juan Charter Leaders — and congratulations to Visions in Education, Options for Youth, Choices, and Golden Valley Charter School!

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The 4 Questions Every School in Renewal Should be Ready to Answer

A SWOT analysis is a handy tool for planning your renewal strategy. Check out our short list of questions that your school should be prepared to answer.

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LAUSD Responds to Charter Concerns on the School Performance Framework (SPF)

Superintendent Deasy and LAUSD responded to the charter community’s concerns regarding the School Performance Framework (SPF) and its application to charter schools. Read their full letter.

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CCSA Answers: Number of Audits Required for Multiple Charter Schools

Question: Our second charter petition is about to be approved. It will operate under a nonprofit corporation. Are we required to have two audits, one for each charter, or can we have a single audit covering both schools?

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Remember: Start Early for Renewal and Approval Success!

The Association wants to give you the support you need to be prepared for success! We strongly suggest that petitioning schools submit their renewal petitions early.

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New Resource: A Parent's Guide to Advocating for Your Charter School's Renewal

Is your school up for renewal in the next year? Use this simple, bilingual guide to work to involve your parents and staff in supporting your school’s renewal.

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California Supreme Court Issues Decision in Today's Fresh Start, Inc. v. LACOE

The Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision holding that the statutory procedures for revocation of a charter are sufficient to satisfy constitutional due process legal requirements.

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Register Today for the Final Renewal Webinar: Garnering Political Support for Renewal

Renewal or approval of your charter petition is often dependent upon the relationships you have. This June 25 webinar will provide helpful tips and tools in order to garner support for your school’s renewal or approval.

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Member Council Makes Recommendations Regarding Accountability to CCSA Board of Directors

Recommendations included: the use of higher standards; higher levels of support including early warning efforts and supports for schools at risk; a harder push for quality data, and additional uses of the CCSA’s accountability framework in advocacy efforts.

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Webinars! June 20: How to Use Achievement Data; RESCHEDULED June 21: Overview of the Renewal Process Webinar

To ensure renewal, it is critical that you use data evidencing your school’s success. During this June 20 webinar, you will receive helpful tips and tools in order to help you use data effectively. Register today.

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Don't Miss the First Renewal Webinar this Week!

We are offering a series of FREE webinars with the critical information you need to be successful in your renewal. So register for the first one, “Overview of the Renewal Process” on June 14.

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New Video: Two Pieces of Advice for Renewing Schools

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Are you ready for your renewal? Don’t worry, CCSA is here to help! In less than one minute, Roy Cervantes of CCSA shares his top two tips in this video.

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Sac City Charters Collaborate with District to Clarify Renewal

In Sacramento City Unified, charter leaders raised concerns about the renewal process. They wanted to work with the district’s charter liaison to develop a consistent, transparent, and predicable approach from the district for charter renewal.

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CCSA Objects to LAUSD's Denial of Expansion of High-Performing Charter School

The LAUSD Board of Education recently failed to approve the expansion of a high-performing, award-winning charter school when it effectively “split” consideration of the school’s renewal charter petition into two motions and failed to approve one of the motions. CCSA has a written a letter objecting to this action.

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CCSA's Commitment to Accountability for Charter Schools

CCSA’s President and CEO Jed Wallace’s recent op-ed in EdSource reaffirmed CCSA’s strong stance to ensure that collectively charter authorizers, government officials, policymakers, parents and charter school leaders hold all charter schools in California to a high accountability standard.

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Accountability Report Cards Now Available!

Our School Accountability Report Cards is now available on our website, outlining new (2011-12) academic performance results for all public charter schools against CCSA’s academic performance framework.

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SB 1290 Establishes New Renewal Standard for Charter Schools

Get the details on SB 1290, just signed by Governor Brown. It amends laws related to measurable pupil outcomes in a school’s charter and academic criteria for charter school renewal.

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See what you missed from CCSA's Renewal Webinars

Is your renewal coming up? Check out the presentations from our recent webinars.

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New SDUSD Charter Policy

San Diego Unified School District had its first reading of their new charter policy which has been developed collaboratively over the last year with district staff and members of the charter community.

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Ready to Expand Your Program?

Charter schools in SDUSD are finding great success in growing their schools through expansion of their current program by adding grades to their current petition.

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Renewal Readiness Checklist

Are you ready for your renewal? CCSA’s first renewal webinar is June 14 - use our quick checklist to make sure you’re ready and can take maximum advantage!

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Are You Renewing this Year?

Over the past few years, an increasing number of charter schools across the state have faced difficulty when seeking initial authorization or renewal of their charters. Make sure you don’t by participating in our series of key renewal webinars this June!

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Start Early for Renewal Success

Over the past few years, an increasing number of charter schools across the state have faced difficulty when seeking renewal of their charters. To position your school to best meet these challenges, we strongly suggest that renewing schools submit renewal documents early.

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Supporting Each Other as our Local Charter School Movement Evolves

At our last regional meetings in the Central Valley & the regional meeting at the conference, you could clearly get a sense of community in the room…

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Growth in Orange County

For years there were about a dozen charter schools in Orange County. This number remained stagnant, until recently.

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CCSA Calls for the Non-Renewal of 10 Charter Schools Not Meeting Minimum Performance Criteria

CCSA emailed members last Thursday, December 15, with details of the Association’s call for the non-renewal of ten charter schools from across California that are below CCSA’s Minimum Criteria for Renewal. If you missed that email, or if you’d like additional information, take advantage of these online resources.

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Investing Time and Energy into a Well Executed Authorization Process

Both renewal and initial authorization require extensive time, preparation and organizing of their charter communities. And it is time well spent.

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Cielo Vista Charter School Receives its Five-Year Renewal

Cielo Vista Charter School in Palm Springs, a one year-old conversion charter, just received its five-year renewal from the Palm Springs Unified School Board.

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Public Hearings for New Inland Empire Charter School Petitions

If you are a school developer, you should consider attending a public hearing from a petitioner who has already submitted. Learn how the meetings go and what the expectations are for public hearings. Also it is great to come and support new high quality start-ups that CCSA is also supporting.

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Submit your Renewal Petition ASAP

Have you already sent your renewal petition to LAUSD? Let us know - we’re recommending everyone submit as soon as feasible for their team.

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LAUSD Special Ed and Renewal Updates

A governance meeting has been scheduled for the Charter Operated Program of the newly reorganized LAUSD SELPA/Option 3. Also, a “heads up” about an upcoming meeting for 2011-2012 renewing schools.

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Aug. 31: LAUSD Renewing Schools Meeting

CCSA is hosting a meeting for LAUSD-authorized charter schools that are up for renewal on Aug. 31

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Have you reached out to your OUSD or ACOE Board members lately?

If not, it is a good time to do so! The recent spate of denials at the District level in Oakland are concerning.

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New Charter Policy in San Diego Unified School District

A message from Lisa Berlanga about the progress towards a new policy.

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Rocketship Education Petitions Districts Throughout the Bay Area

Rocketship has petitioned the County Office of Education to start an additional 20 schools over the next 5 years, adding to the five it already has open.

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Early Submission: Key to Renewal Success

Seeking renewal of your charter? Don’t forget this important date: September 15. And be sure to attend the upcoming webinar series created just for you.

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