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CCSA Applauds Governor Newsom’s Commitment to Strengthening California’s Public Schools

May 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) today responded to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision. The following statement is from CCSA’s President and CEO Myrna Castrejón: 

“As part of California’s diverse public school system, charter public schools take their role in educating all kids seriously. We applaud Governor Newsom’s commitment to increasing funding for special education, and we share his vision in ensuring that all of California’s kids – especially our most vulnerable students - have access to public schools that meet their individual needs. CCSA welcomes the opportunity to work with Governor Newsom and California’s legislators to clarify and strengthen existing practices that make California’s public schools stronger across the board. Our kids are depending on it.”

Charter schools are open to all students and are committed to serving a student body that reflects their local community. By law, charter schools cannot have selective admissions, and anyone can apply, regardless of race, ability, income, or academic performance. 

About California's Charter Schools Association: 
The vision of CCSA is to build great public schools of joy and rigor that prepare all California students for success in college, career, community, and life. The mission of CCSA is to meet parent, educator, and community need for great public school options by supporting and advocating for high quality non-profit charter schools and sharing their success throughout California’s public schools. Learn more.