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CBO TRAINING PROGRAM

Registration Now Open for the 2023 CBO Training Program!

Registration is now open for the 2023 Charter Business Officer (CBO) Training Program! 

What is the CBO Training Program?

The CBO Training Program brings together a new cohort of charter school business and operations leaders each spring to ...

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November 10, 2022

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The Rise of Ransomware is Increasingly Troubling, but a Few Smart Steps can Help Educators Keep their Schools Protected

Education technology researcher Doug Levin noted that “the number of charter schools that experienced [cyber] incidents reached an all-time high during 2020 (equating to 11 percent of all incidents experienced during 2020).”

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November 01, 2022

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Title IX Training Required for Charter Schools: Offered at Upcoming CSDC Conference!

In 2020, the US Department of Education under (then) federal Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos amended Title IX regulations related to how schools must handle sexual harassment complaints among other things. This changed the process and ...

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October 20, 2022

Leadership Trainings

CSDC offers a comprehensive catalogue of trainings for charter school principals, chief business officers, governing board members, and charter developers. These trainings, combined with our annual statewide leadership conference, provide charter school leaders with invaluable opportunities for professional development, while helping them ensure continual improvement of their schools.

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January - May 2023
CBO Training Program
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Registration closes December 19, 2022

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Sacramento, CA Region & Online

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June 2023
Leadership Intensive
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Registration for the 2023 program will open in Spring 2023.

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CSDC offers an extensive online library of charter school resources, guides, templates, and tools. The library is searchable by topics including accountability, operations, governance, legislation, and more.

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ANNUAL PLANNING CALENDAR
Stay on top of critical deadlines

CSDC's Annual School Planning Calendar is an exclusive resource for CSDC Member schools that includes over 200 critical dates with CSDC's commentary and guidance.

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SAMPLE POLICIES
Customizable school policies

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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BOARD BULLETIN
News just for your board

Board Bulletins highlight topics of interest to board members. New topics of interest to governing board members are sent out via email six times a year and past issues are archived on the CSDC website.

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Academic performance is at the center of most charter renewals, yet charter schools and authorizers often lack clarity as to how to evaluate student performance, particularly student...

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September 22, 2022

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Contains 200+ critical dates on numerous topics, including accountability, accounting, assessment, data, facilities, funding, and governance.

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September 22, 2022

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Charter schools have a particular interest in this Friday’s deadline to upload local indicator data to the California School Dashboard. Missing the deadline for two consecutive years is one of the ways that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are identified as “eligible for differentiated assistance,” part of the state’s school accountability framework. Charter schools identified as “eligible for differentiated assistance” cannot renew using the most advantageous of the four sets of charter renewal standards: the “safe” renewal track that minimizes burden and risk and allows a renewal term of five to seven years.

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September 28, 2022

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On October 13, charter school administrators and authorizers received the California Department of Education’s...

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October 13, 2022

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A downloadable chart containing a checklist of the policies California charter schools are legally required (or otherwise strongly recommended) to adopt. 

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October 21, 2022

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