Accountability and LCAP Strategies Workshop

About the Workshop

The school accountability system in the state of California is undergoing substantial changes at a rapid pace. The degree of complexity has never been higher—and so too are the stakes at odds for California public charter schools.

With these challenges in mind, CSDC created its newest event, the Accountability & LCAP Strategies Workshop, which helps participants best position their schools for success on the new metrics while also keeping school accountability meaningful and manageable.

Schools serving more challenged populations–and alternative schools–may have the greatest need, but all schools have a new set of considerations. For example, how will the new online California School Dashboard reflect schools’ effectiveness? How can school leaders lessen the administrative burden of new progress tracking? And could the new structure impact schools’ long-term survival?

Join us as we bring these key issues into clearer focus, providing you with a clear idea of needed action steps for your school.

Who Should Attend?

The Accountability & LCAP Strategies Workshop is designed for senior school administrators and leaders (e.g., principals, executive directors, CFOs, governing board members, etc.) who have substantial involvement with their schools' LCFF, LCAP, and other key accountability matters.

This workshop is particularly intended for those schools that are currently thinking-through the many layers of the new accountability system. For example:

  • Does your leadership staff understand the new high stakes, publicly reported multiple measures replacing the API?
  • Do you understand the new multi-stage sequence of assistance, including automatic triggers for authorizer and state engagement?
  • Do the charter petition and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) include strategically developed goals? Do they exclude or modify performance indicators to reflect how the Local Control Funding Formula’s (LCFF) “state priorities” apply to the school’s program?
  • Are you ready to analyze performance on new multiple measures and develop concrete plans to (1) get the "easy ones" and (2) improve performance on the trickier ones?
  • Where the state's new measures may not reflect your school's strengths, is your school getting ahead of the data story? Are you tracking progress on measures that are meaningful for your school and documenting evidence of growth?
  • Given potentially burdensome new accountability tasks, are you streamlining and investing time where it counts most?
Dates & Locations

For the convenience of school leaders, CSDC will host this workshop at a number of locations throughout the state of California:

Redding, CA
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The McConnell Foundation
800 Shasta View Drive, Redding, CA 96003

San Diego, CA
Friday, February 17, 2017
High Tech High
2150 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106

San Jose, CA
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Four Points San Jose Airport
1471 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA, 95112
Registration closed Feb. 14

Camarillo (Ventura, CA)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way, Camarillo, CA 93012
Registration & Cancellation Deadline: Feb. 21


Los Angeles, CA
Monday, March 6, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Commerce
5757 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040
Registration & Cancellation Deadline: Feb. 27

Fresno, CA
Monday, March 13, 2017
Fresno Unified School District
4480 N Brawley Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
Registration & Cancellation Deadline: Mar. 6


Cost: The cost of registration for CSDC Members is $150 per person. Non-members may attend at the rate of $300 per person. On event day, each registered attendee will receive a set of printed presentation materials and will be provided lunch at no additional cost.


  • Due to space limitations, this workshop is open to personnel actively employed by active California charter schools and California district/county offices of education. Development groups in the pre-approval phase are also welcome to attend.
  • This workshop is not for charter school service providers.
  • To accommodate as many schools/organizations as possible, each school/organization is limited to a total of 6 registrants. If your school/organization wishes to send additional attendees, please contact CSDC for current availability.
  • CSDC will be unable to accommodate walk-ins on event day.

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Cancellation Policy: Participants who wish to cancel and receive a full refund must notify CSDC in writing no later than 5 business days before the event date. If participant cancels within 5 business days of the event date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged.

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