LOS ANGELES – The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) issued the following statement applauding the passage of the “Resolution Establishing Fair and Equitable Facilities for All Public School Students” proposed by Trustees Jorge Valdes (1st District) and Ken Williams (3rd District):
“CCSA would like to thank the Orange County Board of Education for their unanimous support of the Resolution Establishing Fair and Equitable Facilities for All Public School Students. The most significant obstacle to opening and operating a charter public school in California is access to high-quality facilities. By providing additional policy and administrative support to charter schools in Orange County to help ease the burden of finding appropriate campus space, the Board has shown its commitment to supporting the nearly 21,000 students attending 33 autonomous charter public schools across Orange County.
“Parents choose charter public schools for their children because they offer the personal attention, creativity, and passionate teaching students need to succeed academically. Not all children learn the same, and charter public schools provide different educational opportunities that help students succeed. The action of the Orange County Board of Education to develop and pass this resolution demonstrates they understand that all public school students are equal and deserve access to a variety of public school options.”
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.