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New Year, New Laws: Your Compliance Checklist is Here

Jan 11 2023

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CSDC is excited to announce the release of its annual new laws compliance checklist: the California Charter Schools 2022 New Laws To-Do List.

Every year there are multiple changes to state law that affect California charter schools. This checklist is designed to make compliance easier. In the last legislative cycle, CSDC followed nearly 200 bills and curated this list to highlight those that require charter schools to act.

CSDC was especially concerned about three proposed bills (AB 2214, AB 2484, and SB 1343) and coordinated efforts to defeat these bills in Sacramento. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of school leaders across the state, we collectively defeated these “charter killer” bills before they could reach Governor Newsom’s desk. 

At the end of the session, the Legislature delivered nearly 600 bills to Governor Newsom, who had until September 30 to sign or veto the bills. Following the deadline, CSDC provided a summary of the signatures and vetoes for the bills most relevant to the charter community. 

With the approved bills becoming law on January 1 (unless otherwise noted), your organization will need to take action to avoid non-compliance – which could have severe consequences during the annual oversight and renewal process. 

As a service to CSDC Member schools, CSDC annually compiles a list of the new laws that apply to charter schools. These lists include links to resources, including the final bill language, state agency information, and members-only supports, such as CSDC’s Charter School Governing Board Sample Policies

While this list may not include every single bill that applies to your school’s specific circumstances, this year’s version – the California Charter Schools 2022 New Laws To-Do List – includes 37 new laws that have implications for the charter school sector. 

Overwhelmed? Take it one step at a time: 

  1. Review 2022 list and determine how these new laws might impact your unique organization. Block time on your calendar to read it this week.
  2. Make a list of questions that arise during your read-through. Tap into the appropriate staff members for context and gather resources from trusted sources, like CSDC or your attorney. 
  3. Finally, gather your team and develop an implementation timeline. Use the list to delegate ownership and track progress toward compliance. Come back periodically to ensure that implementation is complete. 

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have specific questions!