SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the Paradise charter school community thanked Governor Jerry Brown for signing an executive order that will help the area's public schools as they rebuild and restructure. Signed earlier this week, the executive order eases restrictions and rules on schools impacted by the fires statewide.
"We thank Governor Brown for signing this critical executive order that gives the Paradise public school community the needed flexibility to start school and restore a sense of normalcy for our students," said California Charter Schools Association Board President Margaret Fortune. "As we navigate this school year and meet the challenge of rebuilding efforts, we are grateful that fewer roadblocks will exist. The road to rebuilding is long but our charter leaders and students are resilient."
On Monday, December 3, six Paradise charter schools will resume operations after being displaced by the deadly Camp Fire earlier this month. Because their facilities were destroyed or severely damaged, the schools will be located in temporary facilities in Chicowhile they look for more permanent sites.
In a collective effort to start the rebuilding process as quickly as possible, the Paradise charter school community holds regular meetings with the Butte County Office of Education, Paradise and Chico Unified School Districts, third party vendors, and charter school champions from across the state to identify new locations for their schools.
For a full list of Camp Fire supports, visit the Butte County Office of Education: https://www.bcoe.org/
To join relief efforts and help Paradise charter schools rebuild, visit: https://info.ccsa.org/paradise-butte
About California's Charter Schools
California's charter schools are public schools built to put the needs of students first. Public, free, and open to all, charter schools are a growing and valuable part of our public education system. They offer a different approach -- one that is as unique as the kids they serve, one that puts kids above bureaucracy, and one that gives passionate teachers the flexibility to create dynamic lesson plans tailored to kids' individual needs. As a result, charter schools send more kids to college and are preparing more kids for the jobs of tomorrow.
Caity Heim, California Charter Schools Association