AB 1505 Charter Renewal for DASS Schools Webinar

This webinar was held on April 28, 2021. The recording and supplemental materials are available to CSDC school and authorizer members:

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021 • 12:30PM • 120 Minutes

Under AB 1505 authorizers may only deny charter renewal of Dashboard Alternative Status Schools if it finds that “closure is in the best interest of pupils.” The law provides no particular standards for this determination. This webinar will bring together panelists from DASS schools to present possible approaches for making the case that renewal is in the best interest of pupils.


  • Mikala Rahn, CEO & Founder, Learning Works
  • Lori Butler and Abel Cabrera, Directors of District Relations, Skyrocket Education Services
  • Taera Childers and Corrine Manley, Area Superintendents, Learn4Life


Susanne Coie

Accountability and Development Specialist

Susanne Coie, Accountability and Development SpecialistSusanne works closely with new charter school developers as well as operating charter schools seeking accountability support. She assists with charter petition reviews, financial plan development, grant reviews, governing board development, charter school law, regulation, best practices, and more Susanne develops and delivers trainings in the areas of school accountability and development.

Susanne has worked in K-12 education for 22 years and has served as a start-up charter school governing board member for nine years. Prior to joining CSDC, she was Principal and Co-founder of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy. Susanne started as a continuation high school teacher in Montebello, helping to administer a small school-within-a-school. She earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a teaching credential from California State University at Los Angeles, and a BA from Pomona College.


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*Please note: This webinar is available to School Members only and not to Vendor Members.

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