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Have You Heard of California’s Form 700?

Are you required by law or your school’s conflict of interest code to fill it out?

In the aftermath of Watergate (1974), California voters passed the Political Reform Act and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created to ...

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January 25, 2023

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Can Public Charter School Board Meetings Take Place via Zoom? It Depends.

In CSDC’s California Charter Schools 2022 New Laws To-Do List, we highlighted a new law that could impact how charter school boards make their meetings accessible to members of the public.

Assembly Bill 2449, which was authored by ...

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January 25, 2023

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Highlights from CSDC's January 18 State Budget Webinar

Shortly after Governor Newsom released a summary of his 2023-24 state budget proposals on January 10, CSDC published our preliminary remarks, which included initial details on a large 8.13% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), a new Local Control ...

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January 18, 2023

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CSDC's Charter School Governing Board Sample Policies is a repository of the policies California charter schools are required to adopt (or otherwise ought to have in place). CSDC’s team of charter experts created these policies so that California charter school leaders would have a starting point for the policy drafting and adoption process.

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In 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed 169 bills and signed 997 bills into law—over 200 more bills then the prior year. In this document, we provide a summary of the bills with direct impacts on charter schools.

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January 05, 2023

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January 05, 2023

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January 10, 2023

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This webinar provides California’s most comprehensive, charter-specific breakdown of the governor’s budget, including how declining state revenues will impact overall K-14 education funding.

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January 18, 2023

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This table summarizes key features/requirements of teleconferencing options under the Brown Act (California’s public agency open meetings laws).

The “Traditional” column summarizes long-standing and ongoing features/requirements.

The “AB 361” column addresses teleconferencing under specified states of emergency...

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January 25, 2023

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