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Charter Currents: Hold Harmless Legislation Advancing, Amended to Help Charter Schools

The California Senate yesterday passed SB 579 (Allen, D-Santa Monica), a bill to provide “hold harmless” funding protections for schools during the current and upcoming school year.  This bill is one of several pending ...

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January 27, 2022

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Charter Currents: Executive Order N-3-22 Provides Temporary Staffing Flexibility

To help California schools cope with unprecedented staffing shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic, on January 10, 2022, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-3-22 to provide temporary staffing flexibility to impacted schools. The Order ...

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January 25, 2022

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Renewal Cautions — and a Tier 1 Learning Opportunity with NCUST

CSDC strongly encourages charter schools serving students most affected by the pandemic to plan a charter renewal strategy, including taking advantage of aligned professional learning opportunities. This article announces a grant-funded learning ...

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January 20, 2022

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CSDC Member Webinar: Analysis of the Governor's 2022-23 Budget Proposal

CSDC Members are invited to join us next week as we present a live analysis of Governor Newsom's proposed 2022-23 state budget.

Governor Newsom outlined his proposed 2022-23 state budget this week during a lengthy press conference, including a ...

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January 13, 2022

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Charter Currents: Governor’s Budget Proposes Massive Funding Increases, Issues Vague Call for Charter School Funding Protection

Governor Newsom outlined his proposed 2022-23 state budget this morning during a lengthy press conference, including a large cost-of-living adjustment and continued implementation of massive K-12 program expansions; he also issued a vague call ...

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January 10, 2022

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Charter Currents: Mid-Year LCAP Report with February 28 Deadline and Other LCAP Updates

Last summer, AB 130 expanded requirements for Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) once again. These changes included a significant one-time requirement for a mid-year report. This article reviews the mid-year reporting requirement as ...

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December 20, 2021

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Charter Currents: Brief Reminder to Complete CDE Survey on the LCAP

CSDC encourages charter school administrators and other partners to complete the statewide survey about their use of Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) by December 13. The California Department of Education and the San Joaquin County ...

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December 13, 2021

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2021 Green Apple Award Winners

CSDC is proud to announce this year's winner of the annual Green Apple Award.

CSDC established the Green Apple Award in 2018 to recognize the contributions and achievements of charter leaders who are moving into retirement and to encourage and ...

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December 07, 2021

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CSDC Member Resource: California Charter Schools 2021 New Laws To-Do List

Every year, CSDC follows hundreds of bills through the legislative process and creates a list of the most important legislation. Our “Charter Currents: End of Session Legislative Roundup and the 2021 New Laws To-Do List will provide an ...

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October 27, 2021

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Charter Currents: Attention Charter Leaders: Critical Dashboard Coordinator Sign-Up is Overdue

The California Department of Education (CDE) has indicated to CSDC staff that over 90 percent of charter schools have not yet completed the critical new process to designate recipients for the “Accountability Coordinators Listserv.” ...

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October 19, 2021