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California Charter Schools Association President and CEO Myrna Castrejón Issues Statement on 2022–23 Statewide School Enrollment Data

April 5, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA  California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) President and CEO Myrna Castrejón issued the following statement following the release of 2022–23 Statewide School Enrollment Data by the California Department of Education:  

“This year’s enrollment data from the California Department of Education illustrates that public education across the state is continuing to shift as we emerge from the pandemic. We are pleased to see that overall enrollment remains consistent, slowing the rates of decline that we have seen in recent years, and that it also shows that parents view charter public schools as a great option for their children. 

“California has been going through demographic shifts from urban cores to outlying areas, dramatically altering demand in districts across the state. It remains to be seen how those shifts will change public education in the long term, which is why we need to give additional support to areas facing declines in the near term so students in those areas do not face further instability. 

“We hope that the Legislature and Governor recognize that recovery across the state is uneven and provide the necessary protections for schools to minimize disruptions. This is a crucial time for public education in California, and it is vital that we find ways to ensure stability for all students.”


About the California Charter Schools Association

The vision of the California Charter Schools Association (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.