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SB 1343 Would Require All New Charters to Participate in CalPERS and CalSTRS

SB 1343 (Leyva) would require all new charter schools (established after January 1, 2023) to participate in CalPERS and CalSTRS.

While many charter schools have opted into these systems, many charter schools have not over concerns ...

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May 18, 2022

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Newsom’s May Budget Revision Calls for “Hold Harmless” and Funding Boosts

Sacramento, CA—Governor Newsom this morning released summary highlights of his May Revise updates to his 2022-23 state budget, calling for a litany of massive education funding increases, targeting much of the increased education spending ...

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May 13, 2022

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Member Resources

Now Available: CSDC’s Spring 2022 LCAP Update Webinar

CSDC has released an on-demand webinar discussing this year’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) template. 

This webinar assumes strong familiarity with the LCAP. For an introduction to the LCAP, see guidance and webinars ...

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May 10, 2022

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May Revise Webinar

Preparing for the Governor's Hugely Consequential "May Revise" Budget Proposals

This year’s annual May Revision to the Governor’s Budget proposals promises to be the most consequential in recent memory, fueled by a torrent of state tax revenues, spiraling inflation, and sharp differences over the state’s ...

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May 04, 2022

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HR Academy

Announcing our Newest 2-Day Training: HR Academy

CSDC is excited to announce our latest in-depth training: HR Academy!

HR Academy provides guidance on each stage of the employment relationship from a charter school perspective. 

It explores both the science and the art of charter school ...

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May 03, 2022

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Charter School Facilities Grant Funding is Under Attack. Help Us Defeat AB 2484.

Assemblymember Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced a bill that would make catastrophic changes to the Charter School Facilities Grant Program.

Among the bill’s worst provisions is language requiring a deed restriction on the ...

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May 02, 2022

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Leadership Intensive

What Does a Typical Week Look Like?

The final application deadline for CSDC’s 2022 Leadership Intensive closes in one week: Friday, May 6, 2022.

For over 20 years, the Leadership Intensive has been the premier summer training opportunity for California charter school ...

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April 27, 2022

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Universal Meal Program Webinar

Universal Meals Program Mandates are a Huge Shift. Our Upcoming Webinar Explains Why.

*Please note that on April 20 the date and time of this webinar changed from April 26 to April 29, 2022 at 11:00AM-12:00PM PDT. Previously registered participants need not take any additional action as a result.*

Come this fall, all California ...

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April 17, 2022

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Member Resources

Three Reasons that Charter School Boards Need Effective Policies

The backbone of effective and sustainable charter schools is a set of comprehensive and coherent board policies. Governing board policies bring uniformity to a school’s culture, reduce the risk of unwanted events, prepare the school for ...

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April 11, 2022

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Leadership Intensive

Meet the Instructional Team for this Year's Leadership Intensive

CSDC is excited to announce the core teaching team for this year’s Leadership Intensive.

For over 20 years, the Leadership Intensive has been the premier summer training opportunity for California charter school leaders.

Each year, our ...

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April 07, 2022