Los Angeles – Today, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) launched two new online resources that provide schools with Distance Learning resources, and for families, a growing list of charter public schools offering meal services to children across the state.
“CCSA is working diligently to provide resources to school leaders statewide on how to navigate the challenges of academic continuity, including distance learning while schools are shut down,” said Myrna Castrejón, CCSA President and CEO. “It’s also important for us to help families that rely on school meals for their children. Parents have too many worries right now and charter schools are here to help provide a free and nutritious meal for all children. It’s one less thing for families to worry about.”
CCSA is impressing upon charter public schools the need to plan for independent study and distance learning during this public health emergency. It is unclear how long it will be before schools reopen statewide, so the development of long-term strategies is critical in this moment. CCSA will continue to provide updated resources that ensure appropriate planning for distance learning and academic continuity for the remainder of the school year. A distance learning checklist and planning tool for schools, along with other resources, is available to schools at: https://info.ccsa.org/distance-learning
School Meal Services:
For many students, the difference between being fed or hungry is impacted by their ability to eat at school. Charter schools are working hard to ensure that students continue to have a place to receive meals. CCSA has developed a statewide map of charter public schools that are offering free meals to children. The map and list can be found at: https://info.ccsa.org/student-meals-resources. Note: CCSA will continuously update the list of schools as it gathers data.