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CSDC News

Join Us for a Live Analysis of the 2022-23 State Budget

Last week Governor Newsom signed the 2022-23 state budget and dozens of related “trailer” bills into law after reaching compromises with the Legislature on several key tax refund and spending issues. 

The budget follows the ...

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July 06, 2022

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Charter School News

Preparing for Renewal? Track the Right Data Points to Show "One Year's Progress"

For decades, “percent performing above standard” - or some version of that - has been the most commonly used metric of student performance. Recent changes to the charter renewal process have changed the lens, however. In many charter ...

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June 29, 2022

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Online Governance Academy

Updated Brown Act Training Now Available

CSDC has posted an updated version of its popular Brown Act Training for California charter school governing board members.

The Brown Act, as it is commonly known, is considered California’s sunshine law for open meetings. (The text for ...

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June 22, 2022

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Conference

New Formats, More Opportunities to Present at CSDC’s Annual Conference—Submit Your Proposal by August 5!

CSDC's annual California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference attracts charter school leaders from across the state seeking the in-depth information, critical content, practical resources, and technical assistance the event is known for. ...

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June 14, 2022

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Charter School News

Quick Survey: Is Your Charter School Required to Have a Title IX Team? Have They Received the Federally Mandated Title IX Training?

Charter schools, like all other schools, colleges and universities receiving federal funds, are required to comply with Title IX, a federal civil rights law written in 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and bars sexual ...

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June 13, 2022

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Conference

Tips for Getting Your Conference Presentation Approved

CSDC's annual California Charter School's Leadership Update Conference attracts charter school leaders from across the state seeking the in-depth information, critical content, practical resources, and technical assistance the event is known ...

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June 06, 2022

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Member Resources

Effective Meeting Planning for Governing Boards: Strategies and Resources

Effective governing board meetings are critical to the success of every charter school.  Board meetings are needed to create and approve governing board policies, but they must also be used for approval and review of the school’s ...

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June 06, 2022

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Advocacy

Four Mandates with 2022 Effective Dates

Over the past couple of years, several bills have passed with mandates that go into effect in 2022. Some, such as the Universal Meals Program (UMP) mandate are top of mind for most schools. Others may have fallen off school leaders’ radar ...

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May 30, 2022

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Advocacy

What Happened to That Bill? A Report After the House of Origin Deadline for the 2021-22 Session

Despite a coordinated effort by opponents, three “charter killer” bills are moving forward as of today’s legislative deadline for policy bills to pass out of the house of origin. 

Legislation moving through the legislative ...

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May 26, 2022

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Conference

Early Registration, CFP Open Now!

Early registration is now open for CSDC’s annual statewide conference, the California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference!

When you register now, you’ll take advantage of the lowest possible rates–starting at ...

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May 24, 2022